I want you to imagine that you are a kid once again, maybe ten or eleven years old. You are sitting down in the evening with your family for dinner. The table is set, and your parents bring out what will be tonight's entree: a cut of cold, raw chicken breast. It's slimy pink mass … Continue reading Sensory Eating is not Picky Eating
For those out there who follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter, you may have noticed that I've been pretty silent on all platforms for the last two weeks or so. This is because last week I got to go on a trip that I've been looking forward to for a really long time! I've been … Continue reading Embrace all of your interests!
“Does your child play appropriately with their toys?” Apparently, this is a common question asked of parents if they’re kid is being assessed for autism. In this context playing “appropriately” means “playing with toys exactly as a neurotypical child would play with their toys.” That, and it is often pushed very hard for parents to … Continue reading Autistic Play is Appropriate Play
Happy Autistic Pride Day (or belated Autsitic Pride Day, if you’re in the Eastern Hemisphere and it’s already June 19th when this goes live) to all of my autistic readers! Today is a day for us to celebrate who we are and be confident in our own neurologies! Although there already is a “World Autism … Continue reading Autistic Pride Day 2020
Despite the most common media portrayals, autism is not a “white male syndrome.” Every human demographic has autistic people in it. There are adult autistics and elderly autistics (because autistic children grow up to be autistic adults). There are female autistics and autistics who don’t identify with any particular gender. There are autistic people in … Continue reading Black Autistic Lives Matter
Breaking down the sense of touch and how it may be perceived differently by autistic people.