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!
Autistic students regularly report experiencing trauma at school. Behaviorism is causing our schools to fail to meet the needs of autistic students.
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”
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
One thing that often confuses people new to the autism world are all the acronyms. It seems like just about everything has a three-letter acronym associated with it, and I can understand why it would be difficult to keep all of them straight or remember what they all stand for. But there's one acronym that … Continue reading AAC, Autism, and the Communication First Approach