… Read more “Caretaker Fatigue”
I don’t think a female running a house is a problem, a broken family. It’s perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man. Two parents can’t raise a child anymore than one. You need a
Big emotions are hard for me to process. Complex mixes are even more difficult to tease apart. Sometimes I feel my larynx tightening and tears welling up in my eyes before I can register why I’m having an emotional reaction. … Read more “It’s All Right to Cry…”
This is the second part of a series on gaslighting and bullying. To read the first part, click here.
I did an interview with Terra Vance, The Aspergian site founder, who has a background in psychology … Read more “Are You Being Bullied? On Gaslighting and Depression: Part 2”
I stand up, say the Truth . I try to defend the one in the right and almost have good amount of courage to say fierce things, distinctive traits that most autistic people have, and had me think I can’t … Read more “Are You Being Bullied? On Gaslighting and Depression: Part 1”
If you are a neurotypical parent raising an autistic child, let me be perhaps one of the first autistic adults you’ve ever heard say this: Yes, it’s hard.
I may get some flack for this article, but I think this … Read more “Parents of Autistic Children – Yes, It’s Hard, But Here’s What Can Make It Easier”
Naturally, parents have a lot of questions about autism when their child is first diagnosed. There are a lot of supportive facebook groups which allow parents to ask for advice and insight from autistic adults.
Here are a few guidelines … Read more “How To Ask An Autistic 101”
I once knew a childhood educator who always used to say (often irritably), “I am not raising children. I am raising future adults.”
The skills required for being a successful child and the skills required for being a successful adult … Read more “Life Skills Aren’t What You Think: What Research Says About Raising Autistic Kids”
On Being a Father, and the Son of a Father, on the Spectrum
I am a father, and I also happen to be on the spectrum, and it’s pretty obvious that my late father was on the spectrum, too. He … Read more “Father, Interrupted…”
While reading this brilliant and informative article, Destroying the “Lack of Empathy” Myth in the Wake of Bleach Enemas & Autistic Abuse, I was reminded of the many times in my life that I wanted to “cure my … Read more “I Wanted to “Cure My Autism,” Too– One Autistic Woman’s Story of Internalized Ableism”
I’ve been doing a video series on YouTube for the past six months called, “Why Autistic People Do That”, and it has been one of the most rewarding projects I’ve ever worked on. The series happened quite by accident … Read more “Why Being Confused Is Absolutely Panic-Inducing for Most Autistics”