When I was little my grandpa would call me "Whirling Dervish." It's because I was always spinning around in circles: spinning in place in the yard, spinning while pacing, spinning in my seat, spinning through the air as I skipped. As time has gone on my age has changed and the nickname has lost its … Continue reading Body in Motion
That’s right! I’m finally writing a blog post again, after several months of silence! To be fair, the headline is a bit misleading since I never actually went anywhere, I’ve just neglected to post anything here. I’ve been rather busy working on a few different things both personal and related to my advocacy work, not … Continue reading I’m Back!
Schools are Failing Autistic Students – Here’s a big reason why
Autistic students regularly report experiencing trauma at school. Behaviorism is causing our schools to fail to meet the needs of autistic students.
The Problem with “Mental Age”
One unfortunate way that you'll often see people with developmental disabilities, including autistic people, described is with the concept of mental age. "Oh, they're a ten year old in the body of a twenty-one year old." "My daughter's eleven, but functions as a six year old." "My cousin's legally an adult but is mentally four." … Continue reading The Problem with “Mental Age”
Who Am I? – All About Me
One of my favorite parts about reading the blogs of my fellow autistic advocates is getting to know them as people. I love reading about their lives, their adventures, and how they overcame the same or similar struggles that I faced. I like reading and getting to throw my hands up in the air and … Continue reading Who Am I? – All About Me