Category Archives: Loud Hands

Uncomfortable… So what?!?

I have been thinking about how often we are uncomfortable with feeling uncomfortable (which I cannot help but note is ironically circular in its very definition), and that I have observed and experienced the inherently powerful and positive opportunity that … Continue reading

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Ode to the Stim: the printable sequel

I have received a number of requests for printable copies of this poem. Here it is – as a jpeg – which should be easy to print if you so choose. Again, I could write more about this… but I … Continue reading

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Ode to the Stim

H stims… I stim too… bounce and wiggle twist a lock hold tight to that ‘calming rock’ fiddle and fold squint and spin squeeze and then begin again shoes too big so toes can move wiggly legs that find their … Continue reading

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H at 14 and 30 Days of Autism celebrate ‘1000 Ausome Things’ #AutismPositivity2013

Today H asked me about “Autism Positivity” and about the purpose of the flash blog. After I answered in some detail, explaining the premise and the intent, he summed it all up rather neatly: “Oh, I get it, Mom… Autism … Continue reading

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