Tag Archives: privacy

Birthday Cards Won’t Save the World

This is likely the most disjointed thing I’ve written in a while, but I am so absolutely livid… if I go back and try to edit, I’m going to get more angry, so please forgive the lack of eloquence and use of caps…   DO NOT SEND BIRTHDAY CARDS TO PEOPLE TO WHOSE BIRTHDAY PARTIES […]

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Who Cares if He Treats His Son Badly… I LIKE HIM!

Recently, a certain Facebook page run by an autism parent requested their followers to list Facebook pages run by autistic people and, as I expected from the followers of someone who compares themselves to a superhero in their blog/Facebook title, the majority of suggestions were pages run by parents, co-run with parents, and/or shiny aspie stuff. One […]

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Public Parenting… You’re Doing It Wrong

When you post memes which say: “Imagine being a therapist… living with your anxious clients. Always on call. They can knock on your bedroom door at any given moment. They have your private cell phone number when you leave the office. You are the one person in the world they trust with all of their secrets […]

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Mutual Appreciation Society

Today, Diary of a Mom published a letter she wrote to me. It’s just as positively overwhelming reading it a second time, especially now that it’s out in the world. Yesterday, Jess asked if she could send me a letter she wrote for me, because she wanted to post it publicly, but not without my permission. […]

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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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Consent is Crucial

Consent is so enormously important. I have such little control over most things in my life that I relish every little bit over which I do have control. When someone removes my ability to make decisions for myself, it feels like a major violation of my very existence… deeper than many people likely feel in […]

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Aggressive Kid Flowchart

Behavior is communication. ABA isn’t necessary, because it is compliance based. You should not be working to alter who your child is, but helping them to adapt while giving them the support & accommodations they need. There’s a delicate balance, but with assistance, you CAN find that balance. This flowchart is a good way to […]

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Choose Your Internet Words Wisely

“I talk all the time about why I think it’s so absolutely, positively, completely necessary to be respectful of our children (and their neurology) when we talk about them online. I talk about how desperately necessary it is to respect their privacy. And, above all, I preach my gospel of never publicly saying anything about […]

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PARENT QUESTION: Why “Attack” Autism Parents For Saying Parenting is Hard?

A reader posed an interesting question to me earlier this morning, in a comment thread on a previous post. “No one gets mad at NT parents when they say this is hard or when their child struggles with something and so they have to give extra attention to them to resolve the issue. Why attack […]

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