Walking the path.

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.   […]

Who’s suffering?

Recently, I have joined the long list of parents of autistic children who have to consider whether or not to medicate their child with psychotropic medications. Psychotropic medications alter chemical levels in the brain and impact on mood and behaviour. These medications have brand names like Prozac, Lovan, Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Risperdal and others. Many […]

Image is a photo of moss under the sunlight. Black text over image says: The best things you can give your autistic child are total acceptance, unconditional love and support, and a community of other autistic people with whom they can connect.

Our Autistic Family’s approach to therapy

Therapy is a controversial topic. I have previously discussed why we go back and forth from little to no therapy for our three autistic children. I do not believe in “Early Intervention” or other pathologizing approaches that view autistic people through the lens of brokenness and ableism. We have continually refused all compliance based therapy. […]