Reading and sharing about books is a love language for me! Some of the books I read are focused on autism and of course, many are not. Here are some books I’ve read lately, and my brief thoughts on them. At first glance, stop checking your likes is a book about social media. But it […]
The terms high functioning autism and low functioning autism get tossed around often. But let’s chat about language. Not “speech and language” or “developmental milestones of language” or one of the 100 other things that you, as a parent, have likely googled during this ASD journey with your child. Let’s chat about our language. Us, […]
I recently wrote a guest post for Today’s Parent about the similarities between pandemic parenting and disability parenting. If you take the time to read it, here, please let me know your thoughts. — Kathy
Have you ever heard of caregiver burnout? You might be able to relate, even if you’re unfamiliar with the term. Recently I was in touch with Holistic Healing Counselling and asked them to provide practical tools to reduce the stress we can experience when providing long-term care to a relative or a friend. If you’re […]
Disney Loop is one of the latest short films released by Pixar. Renee, the main character in the film is a nonspeaking teen who is attending summer camp. Usually Renee is paired with a certain counsellor who takes her canoeing on the lake. But on this particular day she is paired with an unfamiliar counsellor. […]
Much of the available information about autism comes from sources other than autistic people. While there is value in that, no information is as valuable as that which comes from the actually autistic community.
Personal hygiene is often marketed to mothers as luxurious. Suggesting our needs aren’t being met. What is self care? What do we really need?
When my son was three I started really wondering about his speech development. He didn’t seem to be talking as much as kids his age, and he almost never tried to engage others in conversation. He could communicate his needs and wants, but he rarely did so with words or even sounds. I was terrified […]
I knew very little about what ABA therapy is, so I asked someone who was qualified to answer my questions.
What exactly is ABA therapy? Why is it so controversial? Is it a good option for helping treat autism?