Entries by Ally Grace

Hello, April.

Hello, April. I looked at the calendar today. I see that you are near. I see that you are near and I am scared. I have experienced you before. I have seen you with your “Awareness” (the Awareness of why I suck and why you should feel sorry for the people who have to live […]

Neurodiversity Paradigm Parenting FAQs

I am a parent to autistic children, and am also autistic myself. In my day to day life, I meet other parents of autistic children. Parents are often immensely ableist, seeing their autistic children through a lens of deficits and pathology-based behaviours, and viewing the very concept of being autistic as a kind of ‘something […]

When autism is seen as damage

This week, I have been reading about the anger from within “Natural” circles toward Sesame Street having a new (digital) muppet. This muppet is named Julia and she is autistic. She is presumably supposed to help autistic children because there is representation of their neurology on a cool tv program. (And since autistic children are […]