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What People Are Saying
November 11, 2019
Tuning in to my children
Allows me to tune into me
I’m reminded of who I was
Who I am
At my most innocent and naive
I see glimpses in my babies
Of their Mama
I experience and bask
In the very characteristics
That were not received so well
I have always been afraid of costumes.
Even as a child, I recall my Mother taking me to a local supermarket to see "Peko, the bedtime bear" that wished all the children goodnight at 7pm each night on the television.
My mother and I would visit a shopping centre for a pho...
When considering peer mentoring for autistic children, it is important to consider whether non autistic peer mentoring is appropriate.
It can send a message of inadequacy, othering, ableism and there being a 'correct' way to socialise, function and to be in the world.
October 29, 2019
We are out here
Outside of the narrative of doom and gloom
We are thriving
Outside of what the media presents
There is no good reason for the media to show you happy, thriving, autistic families
It isn't newsworthy
People who are suffer...
At home, when I was a kid, I talked.
Like, non stop.
Outside, however, I was terrified to speak.
I was anxious about anything and everything,
Had OCD rituals and intrusive thoughts,
And always wondered if I was a human experiment.
I was terrified of powerful energies a...
It still surprises me when people are shocked, offended and even insulted when it's suggested to them that they may be autistic.
I have to wonder which lense they're seeing autism through.
For me, autism is more than a medical diagnosis.
It is my culture, my identity.
I struggle with the language used to describe autistic people and those of us with a PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) profile of autism.
I do take it personally, because, well, it is personal.
Here's what I'd like families to know about PDA..
The characterisation that...
The very word ‘intervention’ implies that there is a need to prevent something from forming further. It is also a word used to describe the process of improving a medical disorder.
Can we move beyond the idea that autism is a medical disorder for a moment?
It is an ident...
I find it so difficult to hear a person speak about autism when they don’t identify as autistic.
For the longest time, non autistics have spoken about autistics via comparison of their ‘typical’ experience to the autistic experience.
It has caused heartbreak, institution...
Waiting in the seating area at the airport I realise
Just how different I am
To have this experience of being
And no adequate language to express it
Binaural sounds to relieve my migraine
I forget for a moment where I am
Until I open my eyes and remove my headph...
Non conforming identities are beautiful
November 26, 2019
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