An open letter: To the parent who denies my Autism

An open letter: To the parent who denies my Autism

All that you deny in an Autistic adult, from the presentation of their Autism to their diagnosis itself, is what so many of you long to see in your children…so why do you expend the unnecessary amount of energy attempting to dismiss the very real 

Homemade Play-dough

Homemade Play-dough

Our family is always looking for two things: things we can create with our hands…and things we can play with our hands. We are a “handsy” family, hence the “Fidgets” in Fidgets and Fries. I grew tired of buying play-doh every five minutes, so I 

Who will water the roses when I am gone?

Who will water the roses when I am gone?

As I sat in this clinic waiting room, my mind raced…then it wandered. There weren’t enough seats in this large waiting room. The olive colored walls clashed with the purple cloth chairs and wooden armrests. It’s walls reminded me of my bedroom in high school 

What to do before, during, and after a meltdown?

What to do before, during, and after a meltdown?

I am often asked by parents how to help their child through a meltdown. I don’t often dig too deeply into matters that involve “coaching” someone through Autism signs and symptoms. The reason? That’s a post for another day. Here, in this space (this blog), 

The Autism Community is not home for my Autistic self.

The Autism Community is not home for my Autistic self.

There’s so many bodies in this space. This tiny 2bdrm rental with it’s one bathroom. It was built in the 80s and while the owners tried to impart modern features such as warm beige walls, wood blinds, and sleek light fixtures, they left the appliances