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Merry Holiday Shutdowns and Happily Ever Afters – a collaborative post

The writers at Respectfully Connected have collaborated to bring you this post – our tips, survival strategies and family traditions to ensure that the Festive Season is a great one for our neurodivergent families. Meg Murry: Our family is neurodiverse, with a variety of needs and desires about how to spend the holiday season, so […]

Our Neurodivergent Family’s Valentine’s Day

In the US, Valentine’s Day is one of the most successful commercial endeavors of the year.  In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day the pressure gradually increases until the big day arrives. Jewelry, roses, chocolate, and stuffed animals are sold in seemingly endless quantities. Dinner reservations book up quickly as do romantic get-aways. Many […]

“I need space today”. Learning to listen and a year of discoveries.

Today was my sister’s birthday party. She was there the day my eldest son was born. They adore each other. He was excited about going to her party and dressed up for the occasion. As we arrived, he said quietly, “I need space today”. While everyone was celebrating outside, he moved inside, and sat with […]