I often look down at you to see you staring at my face, probably watching my mouth move as you hear my familiar and loved voice, waiting to listen to the replies of the other voices you know and love. You may be memorising the features and lines of my face, like a map. At […]
About Ally Grace
Ally is an autistic woman. She lives with her autistic partner and their 4 autistic children, in Australia. They are an unschooling, no punishment family, with dreams to travel around the country. Ally strongly believes in challenging the pathology paradigm of autism.
Entries by Ally Grace
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 […]
Much of what is considered (in a mainstream sense) as ‘normal’ or ‘good’ or ‘effective’ parenting or education; is based upon control. I identify as a peaceful parent in an unschooling home, and as such I have rejected most of these ideas. In essence, the embracing of unschooling and/or respectful kinds of parenting, means the letting go […]
Neurodiversity is the notion, and fact, that human beings are neurologically diverse. The Neurodiversity Paradigm (to which I refer throughout this post) believes that there is no “right” or “normal” way to neurologically be; and that all neurologies are therefore valid. It believes that variations in human neurology, are a natural part of human diversity. […]
I am a mama in an unschooling family. If you haven’t heard of unschooling or don’t really know what it is, I will briefly describe the philosophy and base beliefs behind it. Unschooling believes that with an opportune and rich environment, and with involved and loving parents (or other caregivers), children will thrive and learn […]