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Trajectories

Sometimes, freedom is the only thing you need to make a difference.   Not hours of occupational therapy. Not thousands of dollars of interventions by professionals to change behaviours. Not the stress of spending each week driving to multiple appointments.   Not buying trademarked packages of interventions to get in early and change them hard […]

Speech(ie)less

(Note: Speechie is slang for speech pathologist. I couldn’t resist the pun. You’re welcome!) If you’re familiar with my other posts, you’ll know that we don’t really do therapy in our house. If you’re not, well, now you know! There are some quite good reasons for that – mostly to do with the validity of […]

10 ‘Autism Interventions’ for Families Embracing the Neurodiversity Paradigm

In most places, as soon as a child is identified as autistic, they are funnelled straight in to early intervention therapies. Based on a medical model of disability, these therapies see autistic children as disordered, and aim to change autistic children so that they will play, communicate and move more like their ‘typically developing’ peers. […]

I see you. I invite you to see me.

I see you, Sitting in the car outside the paediatrician’s office. In shock. Your child has been diagnosed with autism, by a health professional using a list of deficits in a manual of Mental Disorders. You have a long report about your child’s problems. All the ways they’re different to other children. All the things […]