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OUTSIDE READING: Why Adults Get a Pass When Kids Don’t

“What neurodivergent kids are really learning when we call events expected and unexpected is what we neurotypicals find comfortable and pleasing and what we find uncomfortable and displeasing. Unexpected language patterns are ‘non-functional’ because they are not goal-oriented, they don’t accomplish a task. How boring.” – “Functional language,” shoes, and why adults get a pass when […]

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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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