We share so much, you and I. Genes, hair colour, the need to touch. We both love to snuggle – Sometimes alone, sometimes whomever is closest. We share a love of the water. Your inquisitiveness and curious mind matches mine. We have the same skin, Although yours is browned by the sun. […]
Strangers saying they’re sorry when they hear my children are autistic. Acquaintances telling me what a good parent I am just because I love and accept my children. A society that is scared of my children because they move, communicate or experience the world differently.
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 […]
Technology usage by children is a topic which elicits strong opinions. Many parents feel it is something that should be strictly limited, withheld or earned. Growing up, television was something that was restricted and tightly controlled for me. I had to do a lot of de-schooling when I became a parent because I had internalized […]
by Cas Faulds I read this from 30 days of Autism today, and I related to it so deeply. As a Autistic parent of an Autistic child, I would love to be able to shield my child from this aspect of our lives, but if I did, then I would be doing him a disservice. He […]
“He seems so much… better,” she commented, smiling at my son. We were at a small get-together with someone we hadn’t seen for six months. Better than… what I wondered? Better than when he used AAC full-time to communicate? When he could use his talker to tell us about Thomas, ask for ice cream for […]