Entries by Respectfully Connected

The Magic of Radical Unschooling and Autism Acceptance

This is a guest post by Carys O’Sullivan. Wow, it’s been a journey. An incredible ride of emotions and letting go and learning and epiphanies and quite a few paradigm shifts! Radical unschooling feels so normal to us now that I don’t even think of it in terms of those words – we’re just living […]

It’s okay

It’s noon and my daughter is dressed in mis-matched pyjama top and bottoms, with unbrushed (never brushed) hair hanging over her eyes. She’s been awake for half an hour. Her bed-time and waking time are very different from most kids her age. It’s okay. My daughter has a very specific list of things she absolutely […]

What if they just don’t like you now?

It seems to be a common occurrence for autistic people to be rejected in some way by their families, shortly after coming out as autistic. In discussions with my autistic friends, we try and figure out why this is. What changes for our families when they know that we are autistic? What changes so dramatically, […]

Guest Post: Dear Autism Expert

The following is a guest post submitted by Xeniphia. Dear Autism Expert who thinks I’m coddling my likely autistic children by still lying down with them each night until they fall asleep, I know that look that you get on your face, and the irritation in your eyes, and what it means when you look […]