Category: Giraffe Party

Farewell to Portland & Moya

On an airplane, headed back home from TASH. Thank goodness for overpriced, ridiculously slow wifi on planes! So immensely grateful I was able to meet so many wonder activists and advocates, some whom I have had the pleasure of being able to communicate with online regularly and some of whom I was introduced to for […]

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The Cake Debacle

By now, a good portion of Facebook (and the internet) has probably seen the story about the autistic grocery store employee (not trained to decorate cakes) who decorated a cake for a customer, the customer who “graciously” accepted & paid for the less-than-professionally decorated cake, and then promptly went home to photograph the cake and accept […]

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TASH-bound!

Currently in the air above Yosemite National Park, flying toward Portland. If you’re attending TASH this week, be sure to check out the Parenting Autistic Children with Love & Acceptance poster presentation tomorrow, between and 4:30PM & 7:00PM, in Salon F …and then the Autism Women’s Network breakout session “Creating Supportive & Inclusive Spaces For Autistic Women” from 9:20AM […]

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Things I Type at Parents

Things I’ve typed at parents during the first half of today: 1. “Change society, not your child.” 2. “Your daughter is who she is partially because she is autistic. By saying ‘the person she is with autism, not just autistic’ you’re also saying ‘the person she is with femaleness, not just female’ and a litany […]

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John Waters Commencement Speech

There’s a lot I could quote from this video, but it’s ALL worth watching/reading (and being John Waters, you bet your ass it’s delightfully NSFW). This is the most relevant – I feel – to what I partially hope to accomplish with Giraffe Party… “And, parents, vice-versa: You don’t get to order up your kids, either. […]

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#WalkInRed2015

You better believe these puppies are participating in #WalkInRed2015 today! https://www.facebook.com/events/441004906049419/ #LightItUpBlue? Nah, no #LIUB here. Corgis prefer ACCEPTANCE. “We want to everyone to post selfies wearing red shoes, socks, hats, nail polish or any other item of clothing (etc) to the hashtags ‪#‎WalkInRed‬ and ‪#‎WalkInRed2015‬ to promote ‪#‎AutismAcceptanceDay5‬‪#‎AutismAcceptanceMonth‬ & ‪#‎AutismAcceptance‬ in general. We’re promoting a flashblog/tweetstorm for April 2nd to draw attention away from ‪#‎LIUB‬ and will be […]

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Functional Labels Are a Joke

Can you imagine what life is like for someone whose end goal for the entire day is to get off the couch and take a shower? If they just do that, they’ve accomplished a seemingly insurmountable task. Today, they’ve spent several hours staving off a panic attack. Panicking due to (but not limited to)… – […]

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