• Autism Functioning Labels are Inaccurate and Harmful

    “But he’s so high functioning!” “No one talks about low functioning autism!” “My child is Autistic, but he’s only level 1” If you are connected to the autism community in any way, shape, or form, it won’t be long until you hear about functioning labels. These are an attempt to categorize Autistics from “a little […]

  • 3 Steps to Navigate Boundaries With Your Autistic Child

    When Autistic adults talk about accepting and understanding Autistic children and Autistic behaviors, parents get pretty stressed… So there are just no boundaries? So we let our Autistic child dictate everything? So we let our Autistic child walk all over us? But friends, that isn’t actually what Autistics are encouraging you to do. No one […]

  • 4 Ways Calm the Chaos is Different From ABA

    If you’ve been around my corner of the interwebs for a while, you know that I’m loudly against ABA therapy for Autistic children. I’ve written about the problem with ABA here. And why even “new ABA” is bad here. So recently when I saw this question about Calm the Chaos and ABA pop up over […]

  • How to Build Your Autistic Child’s Independence With Routines

    “I just want my Autistic child to be as independent as they can be” Sound familiar? When working with my coaching clients, boosting their Autistic child’s independence is almost always one of their primary goals. And for good reason… Who doesn’t want to help their child be more independent? Who wouldn’t want to empower their […]

  • 5 Crucial Steps to Handle People Judging Your Autistic Child

    Whispers. Stares. Eye rolls. We’ve all been there… Aisle four of Target, Autistic child having a meltdown, strangers staring and making not-so-quiet assessments of your parenting or saying something about “kids in their day”. You are just trying to help your child through their hard time, and it would be so much easier without the […]