Category Archives: support

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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Gathering at TASH and The Magic People Map

Before the TASH Conference, I was working this an idea to create a sort of People Map for H, so that he could be a bit more ready for the peopleing and could begin ahead of time to see faces … Continue reading

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Talking with crows: A Sensory Break

Since H was very young I have made a bit of a habit of handing him my camera on long drives, or when he needs a break or is feeling overwhelmed… or when he points out something of interest. This … Continue reading

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Cross Words… Creative on the lines! #BCTF

  Today we got creative on the lines, vented a little with some cross words, and made up this cool puzzle to share with our colleagues. Here is a link in PDF format: https://crosswordlabs.com/pdf/teacher-strike-2014 I will post the answers later … Continue reading

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I am a Greedy Teacher #bctf #bced

I am a greedy teacher… I want more than I currently have, a lot more. I don’t think that I should have to apologize for that. You see I have a son that will need help in school. He will … Continue reading

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Problem Solver and Redefining Independence

After all our cleaning and culling and decluttering over the past little while, I was taking some things that we don’t need anymore to donate to the local women’s shelter. H and I had already done some running around earlier … Continue reading

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Rhodes on the Road

I want to tell you about a young man today – not H – but another equally amazing kid. I suppose he is not really a kid anymore – as he is 17 and well on his way to adulthood. … Continue reading

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Nurturing Neurodiversity: I cannot stop the Sea

Again and again come waves on the beach sometimes rhythmic and predictable soothing in their meter the iambic pentameter of life Then crash and tumble you are hit with the tide the rogue happening that caught you unaware there is … Continue reading

Posted in acceptance, Aspergers, Autism, Autism Poem, Neurodiversity, NT/AS relationship, poetry, support | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments