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It’s okay

It’s noon and my daughter is dressed in mis-matched pyjama top and bottoms, with unbrushed (never brushed) hair hanging over her eyes. She’s been awake for half an hour. Her bed-time and waking time are very different from most kids her age. It’s okay. My daughter has a very specific list of things she absolutely […]

Sleep Our Way

A basic Google search on “autism sleep” quickly returns over twenty eight million results.  I daresay there aren’t many places that autism is discussed without sleep being a part of those discussions. I will confess that I live in a very well insulated bubble and am a bit flabbergasted when I step out of my […]

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 […]

You Don’t Have to Understand Everything

As an autistic parent to an autistic child, I often play the role of a cultural ambassador in online parenting forums. Some neurotypical parents of autistic children – not as many as I’d like, really – are keen to hear from autistic people when it comes to understanding their children’s neurotype and their experiences of […]