Autistic Traits

Everything that I am and can hope to be is because I am autistic. All of my traits are autistic traits. All that is good about me, everything that I have, can and will achieve is because I am autistic.  There are so many incredible autistic traits that make me who I am and who my little boys are. I…
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The Language We Use Matters.

The Language We Use Matters. We need to think about the language we use and it’s implications and impact.  I remember growing up always trying to be “normal” and trying to get it “right”.  The word “Normal” to me was so vast and immeasurable it preoccupied my thoughts, trying to fit myself into this word that dominated my world . …
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Identity First Language Matters

Using Autistic Identity First Language Matters. Do you say “autistic” or “with autism”? Identity first or person first language?  As a parent to three autistic sons, in the past I have used “with autism” or that they “had autism”.  Reading and Research But then I started to read, research and learn. Through my reading and research and lived experience I…
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Adult Autism Diagnosis

I am autistic. This year I received an adult autism diagnosis. I have been autistic all my life. Over the course of the last decade, on three separate occasions I booked and later cancelled 3 different adult autism assessments. But this past year, with the support of my husband, my parents, my family and closest friends, I went ahead with…
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Autistic Women Books

Autism in women has been a huge area of interest to me of late and thus I found myself ordering countless autistic women books. Like many adults who have autistic children I have tirelessly researched and continue my learning to understand the world from my children’s perspective. I have, over the years, read and researched thoroughly from the perspective of…
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