Common Comorbid Conditions with Autism

Autism has very specific traits. Many of the misconceptions around Autism have to do a lot with misunderstanding about what are Autistic traits and what are traits of comorbid conditions. That are many different conditions that are often comorbid (simultaneously present). Misunderstandings like the one I heard recently where a man was explaining that someone …

Common Misconceptions About Autism

Before becoming a mother, I admittedly did not know a lot about Autism. When I thought about Autism, I pictured the very stereotypical blunt, robotic, routine driven individual. I did not understand how many of these are misconceptions about Autism. As my oldest daughter was creeping up on her second birthday it was suggested by …

We Don’t Need Awareness, We Need Acceptance

National Autism Awareness Month: We Don’t Need Awareness, We Need Acceptance. Many of you, whether or not you have anyone close to you who is autistic, have heard of Autism Awareness Month in April. Really, however, we do not need to be aware of Autism. So many are aware of Autism. What is needed is …

13 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is just around the corner yet again and if you’re like me, you like to try and limit the excessive candy intake of my children. I don’t say never, they can have candy, and they do, but I prefer when holidays come like Easter and Halloween that they don’t gorge themselves into sugar comas. …

How to Interact with the Autistic child in Your Family Over the Holidays

With most neurodiverse children, like Autistic children, the Christmas season can be very overwhelming. This overwhelm can be hard for any neurotypical child or adult to understand. There are many different ways during the holidays to make sure the Autistic child in your family is not completely left out and ignored due to their differences. …

Sensory Play Buying Guide

Sensory play is beneficial for all kids. In daycare, preschool, school, or at home, having sensory activities for your children can… Support cognitive development Helps children develop their knowledge Aid in development Enhance memory Encourage development of fine and gross motor skills Encourage problem solving skills Encourage exploration Encourage creativity Be calming Support language development …

10 Ways to Avoid Princess Mentality In Your Daughter

My husband calls me an extreme feminist, he does so because he comes from a very conservative family but when it comes to raising our daughter there are many things we agree on. We do not call our daughter a princess and we try to not let princess movies become an obsession. I read an …

The Social Construct of Disability: Reframing Your Thoughts!

There are many things we’ve known, grown up knowing, and just thought were fact, that are social constructs. Our society works in a way that tells us one thing is just the way it is when, other societies do or see things differently. For instance, gender is a social construct because biologically there are not just two sexes but many genetic possibilities. What it means to be feminine, and masculine is a social construct because those definitions differ depending on the society and culture you’re in. This is true also for disability. What is considered a disability depends on society and is made true by the norms and practices of society.

What Does It Mean to Be a Real Man?

Many things we have learned, grown with, taught in schools, taught by commercials and television, taught by movies, are social constructs. The idea that someone is a “real man” if they do X, Y, Z, is absurd, because that means that someone else is not a “real man.” The idea of a “real man” only …