Category Archives: Social Thinking

Who says I want to fit in… thinking about perspectives

As I shared in a previous post, I have a magnet on my fridge that reads, “Who says I want to fit in?” For me this message serves a function on a number of levels. It reminds me of strategies … Continue reading

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Efforts in increasing Autism Awareness: an AA intervention…

When H was first diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, I remember my own parents expressing concern about the potential limitations that a label like this would put on my child. There was a time when a label was considered such … Continue reading

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Messages from the fridge: dreams, strategies, and coping skills

Sometimes our fridge almost scares me. It is like intervention central. It can feel like it’s out of control and taking over the house – but it is also the hub of the house and it keeps us moving forward. … Continue reading

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