Category Archives: limits

Self-Care is Resistance!!

I have been thinking about the incredible endurance and perseverance of people who are fighting for human rights, for themselves and for others… Activism is gruelling, slogging, hard work… and it is seemingly unending. It can be hard to step … Continue reading

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Meltdowns and the Lens of Ableism

Meltdowns – from the other side… Many, many months back Colin Bowman and I began a conversation in the comments section of one of my posts (Yours, Mine and Ours: Autism, Self-Advocacy and Setting Limits). This interaction has been resonating … Continue reading

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H on Acceptance, Love and Self-Care: #AutismPositivity2015

Acceptance is knowing people have your back. Acceptance feels like it is safe to be yourself. Self-care is fidgets in my pocket, stimming, long baths before bed, knowing when I need time alone, knowing my limits, welcoming my intense feelings, … Continue reading

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Holding Space as Acceptance, Love, and Self-care: #AutismPositivity2015

I think about self-care rather often it seems… though I’ll admit that if I were to define self-care as I thing I do, I don’t actually engage in it quite as regularly as I contemplate it… I think though, in … Continue reading

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Birds singing at night…

I love this time of year when the days are getting longer and I awaken to birdsong in the early morning… It feels so renewing and full of hope to know that spring has kept its perennial promise and has … Continue reading

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Random thoughts, changing colours, and the TARDIS

I have been thinking so much… and at the same time… writing far less than is the norm for me. I have too many partially completed projects that are pulling me in different directions.  There is just so much rattling … Continue reading

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Managing Overwhelm… The Beauty and Utility of Lists

I am gathering resources to make it through the final week of school. Not actual learning resources, but personal resources, energy, stamina, resiliency… remembering to breathe… I didn’t do much this weekend… I am keeping some parts of myself, my … Continue reading

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The kid who knows who Stanley Kubrick is: Dreaming Big

I hope it is a good movie. It is going to be a bit corny – but it should be good. Mom will you help me?? Yes, you get things going and set up and then let me know what … Continue reading

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Welcoming Dissent… Self-advocacy, the communication hierarchy, and rethinking tone

My thinking and learning around the ideas and concepts of self-advocacy is being nudged by the work I am doing supporting educators in their inquiry projects in a Graduate Program entitled, Supporting Diverse Learners. I have been explaining the importance … Continue reading

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Strengths, Stretches, and Autism: More Lessons from the Thrift-Shop

H and I are the same in many ways: we don’t really like shopping or malls but we love the thrift shop with its lure of the find and the potential of treasure. Buying H’s clothes there means they are … Continue reading

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