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Legends

As a child, legend has it I was ‘easy going’. I just ‘fit right in’ to the family and ‘didn’t cause any problems’. I just ‘went along with things’. Is that what my family thought? Looking at me from the outside, I can see that is what people might have thought. Inside was a different […]

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 […]

You Asked: Supporting children with self-injurious stims

We asked the Respectfully Connected community to submit questions for our authors, and this is the fourth in our series of eight responses. (All of the ‘You Asked’ series of posts can be found here) Our Autistic writers respond thoughtfully to Q.4 here, sharing their own experiences, parenting values & strategies for supporting children. Within […]