Entries by Respectfully Connected

Merry Holiday Shutdowns and Happily Ever Afters – a collaborative post

The writers at Respectfully Connected have collaborated to bring you this post – our tips, survival strategies and family traditions to ensure that the Festive Season is a great one for our neurodivergent families. Meg Murry: Our family is neurodiverse, with a variety of needs and desires about how to spend the holiday season, so […]

My son notices the details – Paula Flinn

This beautiful poem is a guest post written by Paula Flinn. Thank you Paula, your reflections made us all at Respectfully Connected smile, and we know our readers will love them too. My son notices the details… He notices the leaves that are shaped like love hearts. He notices the one tiny flower amongst many that looks like a […]

You Asked: Supporting children with self-injurious stims

We asked the Respectfully Connected community to submit questions for our authors, and this is the fourth in our series of eight responses. (All of the ‘You Asked’ series of posts can be found here) Our Autistic writers respond thoughtfully to Q.4 here, sharing their own experiences, parenting values & strategies for supporting children. Within […]

You Asked: How would your life be different?

We asked the Respectfully Connected community to submit questions for our authors, and this is the third in our series of eight responses. (All of the ‘You Asked’ series of posts can be found here) Our Autistic writers respond here to Q.3, and for some of us this was one of the hardest to reflect on, […]

You Asked: Travel & holidays with Autistic family members?

We asked the Respectfully Connected community to submit questions for our authors, this is the second in our series of eight responses. (All of the ‘You Asked’ series of posts can be found here) This question was answered only by our Autistic parents and there’s a great variety of responses even amongst five of us. We […]