Category Archives: Silence

Love more loudly…

Wednesday morning after the US election my sister, Michelle, shared: “What I will tell my children this morning…?  It’s not enough to be kind and believe in the good. We must love more loudly. We must make inclusion thunder. We … Continue reading

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What the Vulture Calls Unity: #BoycottAutismSpeaks

This last week marked the release of Steve Silberman’s much awaited book, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, as well as the publication of his Op-Ed piece in the Los Angeles Times, titled Autism Speaks needs … Continue reading

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Megan Metcalfe: I don’t want you to “negotiate” #BCTF #bced

The following is a guest post by BC Parent, Megan Metcalfe: I sent a letter to Christie Clark’s office, Peter Fassbender’s office, and my MLA about two weeks ago. I got a response just today. It was addressed from the … Continue reading

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Inclusion and Autism… leaning in

Today at the Inclusion BC Conference, I had the opportunity to meet Paula Kluth, and hear her keynote address about inclusive practices in education. Her message is powerful and one that I embrace: Inclusive education is the foundation upon which … Continue reading

Posted in Aspergers, Autism, diversity, Educator, inclusion, Inclusion BC Conference, Karla Fisher, Neurodiversity, Parker Palmer, Paula Kluth, perspective of others, promote social understanding, Silence, Teacher | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Easy Silence Part 2: The Yin and Yang of Privilege and Empowerment

I have been reflecting on privilege… and perhaps entertaining the loss of it as we work to find our place and way to support others in the autism community. I have been raised with privilege (not riches and extravagance – … Continue reading

Posted in acceptance, Aspergers, Autism, being wrong, diversity, Neurodiversity, neuromajority, Neurotypical, perspective of others, privilege, Silence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Welcoming Your Dissent: A Poem

I am striving to listen to respond to the message I need to be welcoming to your dissent There has to be room for dissent… or the ‘yes’ is meaningless Honouring you your self-determination is not about what is easier … Continue reading

Posted in Autism, Autism Poem, NT/AS relationship, Parent, poem, poetry, relationships, self-advocacy, Silence | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Thankful… Rocks and Sticks and Plan B Brilliance

Yesterday we walked long by the river. We collected rocks. We hunted for agates… and even found a few. Today we walked long, long, long around a spectacular West Coast lake… Our day in the woods meant no time to … Continue reading

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Easy Silence: I am still learning to communicate

I was once working with a child on the autism spectrum… (not H) and this opportunity had me considering, I mean really considering, what it must be like to be him. He had so many challenges and did not use … Continue reading

Posted in Autism, Behaviour, Communicate, Intervention, language, Neurotypical, promote social understanding, Silence, Social cognition, Special Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments