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The cocoa cost of parenting

I made a conscious decision a few years back to do all I could to encourage autonomy in my children, even when it was inconvenient for me. This means my house is often messy as they learn about caring for their own things by experiencing the consequences of not caring for their things. My planned […]

Autistic, not broken

Autism “professionals” tell me you need a lot of help and intervention. NOW, before the window closes. They say. They meet you and talk of deficits. They check boxes and tally scores. I disagree. You are not a thing in need of fixing. They are really missing out, these people who cannot see how perfectly […]

on stereotypes, perceptions and how easy it is to just be

You know the stereotype……  Autistic kids like lining things up. Well, one of my Autistic kids does, but this post is only partly about that. In my experience, the lining objects up stereotype is one of those things lots of people use to categorise Autistic kids as different, then either make light of it ( […]