Dear friend, teacher, family, and others in my life. Maybe we haven’t been connecting lately or you’re not really sure where to start. It’s OK. I know you care. So I’m going to share something important with you about autistic people that will help you be a friend to me, and to other autistics.
Before I had a few kids and learned better, I believed extreme emotional reactions from children to be inherently problematic. I assumed, a bit too literally perhaps, that children would model their behaviour on their caregivers and the people they spent significant time with. I worried about ‘exposure’ to problematic (or so I thought) behaviour […]
Like a lot of autistic people, my son struggles with transitions. Getting into the car, getting out of the car, getting into the bath, getting out of the bath – there’s a long list. When he was first diagnosed, help with ‘managing transitions’ was near the top of our list. After all, there are many, […]