Shame and the Unwanted Identity by Guest Blogger Rachel McNamara

"…I do not exist without autism, neither do my boys. The way my brain thinks is who I am and autism is the way my brain thinks…."

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“You Are More Affected By Autism Than Me,” by Guest Blogger Rachel McNamara

My teenage cousin Lucy (not her real name) randomly said to me one day “I think you are more affected by autism than me.” Her socially inappropriate remark made me want to laugh. My immediate unconsidered thought was that Lucy was definitely more autistic than I was….

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On “Doin’ Time” and Learning to Fly (Part I of the “Padded Room” Situation)

On “Doin’ Time” and Learning to Fly (Part 1 of the “Padded Room Situation) Note: This is one of those posts that I hesitate to write in a public space, […]

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Friendship Of A Gentle Soul

“He sits and stares at the wall,
His mind so very afraid,
Casts a dark and gloomy pall,
Of this shadows are made…”

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An Analysis of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, By Guest Blogger Jenn Dirks, Author of Emelie’s Voice

There is a lot of discussion out there about ABA Therapy. I often get asked my views on it and whether or not we used it with Emelie. Both of those questions lead to some complicated answers. So, I thought, I’d address it and spend more time on it.

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I Like People by Guest Blogger Rachel McNamara

I Like People by Guest Blogger Rachel McNamara I like people. Liking people doesn’t mean that I won’t disagree with a person’s opinion or dislike some of their choices. For me, liking someone […]

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From One Parent to Another — Emeliesvoice.wordpress.com

Originally posted on Emelie's Voice:
Parenting is exhausting. No one ever questions that. You pour yourself into these little beings hoping and praying you are doing everything right for…

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Autistic Traits and Ability, by Rachel McNamara

Autistic Traits and Ability by Guest Blogger Rachel McNamara I have a preference to associate autistic traits with ability rather than disability. An autistic trait is a characteristic that tends to be more […]

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On Meltdowns & Tantrums: Incredibly Wise Words from Guest Blogger Julia from Autism Thoughts

On Meltdowns & Tantrums: Incredibly Wise Words from Guest Blogger Julia from Autism Thoughts Dear Parent of an autistic individual: if you never read anything else I ever publish, read […]

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New Autism Speaks Masterpost (Updated 6/20/14)

I’ve been receiving quite a bit of people who have noticed, and are confused by, my very obvious disdain for the organization Autism Speaks. I highly recommend to everyone (to […]

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