Screen Interests for Joint Attention: Part 2

I have shared before how I use screenshots of Lady Bug's preferred show at the time to encourage engagement and learning away from the screen. I have two Super Why examples that I'd like to share. There is a Super Why episode, season 3 episode 2, that is wonderful for early literacy. The episode is... Continue Reading →

“Should I tell my friend I think their child is on the autism spectrum?”

I've written about how to tell your child that they're autistic. But how do you tell a friend you suspect their child may be on the spectrum? Three years ago, I knew almost nothing about autism. The things that I did know was nothing like what I saw in my kids. They were just quirky,... Continue Reading →

Follow Up on Autistic Child for Sale

Since being simultaneously outraged and heartbroken at the advertisement for the autistic girl, I have learned some horrible truths. Apparently attaching grant money to children in order to pay for them to be re-adopted is common place, especially for special needs children that are even less wanted than regular children. And there are so many... Continue Reading →

New Option to Replace Functioning Levels

The autistic community (talking about #actuallyautistic people) are pretty sick of functioning labels. The labels are divisive and dismissive. Would YOU want to be called "low functioning" ? No? Then how dare we call others that. Not to mention, an autistic's ability to do something can vary from day to day and circumstance to circumstance.... Continue Reading →

Birthdays and Autism

"My family is insisting my autistic child should have a birthday party, but my child gets sensory overload from parties and hates the change in routine. What should I do?"

Lining Things Up

Google the phrase "lining things up" and you get scary results with words like "red flag" and "inappropriate play." Why is this so threatening?

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