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”

Child about 6 years old standing outside looking at the camera with her fingers and palms different colors with pink, blue, purple, and yellow and a clear sky in the background.

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”

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”