As Seen on Twitter | So … Pushing Ableist Advice To Autistics For a Donated Non-Tax-Deductible Dime. FFS. via @badassactivist

IF you’re shoving ableism autistic advice for cash – i have a problem with you. this harms the entire autistic community with more bs we dont need. totally looking at you,

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The Bio



Hey, I’m Heather. I can’t wait to get to know you!

I live in the gap. I live in the gap between “normal” folks, sometimes referred to as neuro-typical, and autistic folks, otherwise known as neurodiverse. I’m not so autistic that I cannot live a fairly “normal” life, but autistic enough that everyone who meets me knows I’m different, autistic enough that many things that come easily to most are tremendously difficult for me.

I know that I am not alone.

I also know that because I live in the gap, I am among the group of people who may be the most well-positioned to provide information that may eventually serve to close this gap, thus, Her Autism.

I am passionate about helping people who, like me, are living with autism. I can’t wait to meet you and your families, to share the things I have learned about what does and does not work, about how to find rest when you are weary, and about ways to survive when surviving no longer seems possible. More than that, I can’t wait to share ways to find joy in even the hardest struggles.

I am a mom, a teacher, a mentor, a friend, a daughter, a student, and so much more, in spite of my autism, hhhmmm…or maybe sometimes because of it! I graduated from college (with a double major) and law school, educated my own kids, worked in a variety of jobs (Adjunct Faculty at a university, HR Specialist, Senior Communications Coordinator [yes, communications!!  HAHA!!]),  and served whole-heartedly in my community teaching and mentoring kids and their parents in a variety of subjects. I have literally defied the odds and found success in places I probably should not have succeeded.

I try to live by humbly acknowledging my weaknesses and living out my strengths.

You can too!

Her Autism is my way of connecting with you, of getting to know you, and working with you.

I lived my life trying to find ways to survive in a neurotypical world and I want to share those with you!

I know that for me, doing things the way others commonly do them doesn’t always work, and I can’t wait to show you different ways to have amazing days.

Whether you have Autism, or are caring for someone who does, I look forward to our journey together!

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Thank you for supporting Her Autism!!!
Your donation allows us to continue to move forward a dialogue

to close the gap between those with autism and others

and to also provide a resource for women and girls with autism.

We are so excited to be able to continue our work thanks to you and people like you!

(Please know that your support is not tax-deductible.)

Email Marketing

Hey there!

Okay, I am SURE you have been to the FREE Resource Library by now. I hope you love it. Please know that my little library is just a baby now compared to where I intend to take it, so stay tuned for more entries! I can’t wait to see it grow!

So what is next for you with Her Autism? Well, if you have not toured the blog a bit, I would encourage you to do so. I try to include a good mix of more serious stuff like my post on accountability, “How to Know When to Hold an Autistic Child Accountable” and some stuff that is more fun, like my post, “Lessons on Autism Acceptance from ‘The Princess and the Pea.'”

More than that, hopefully you can see from the blog categories, that more info will becoming about work and school issues that can arise from having autism.

Regardless of where you are in your journey, I want you to take a look at what I believe is “The Best FREE Resource for Autism Diagnosis and Management.” I could not have gotten where i am today without the use of this resource. In the future I hope to put together a course on how to get the most out of its use, but if you are not using it today, you should be!!

I really want to stress for you today, that I am willing to write about just about any topic (about which I have the experience!!) that will help those working through the issues that come with autism (and the joys!! I know there are lots of things I can do as an autist that I may not be able to do if I did not have it!), but you have to let me know what those things are!

In the meantime, know that I am pulling for you, thinking about you and praying for you! I believe in you because you are enough. Just you. Just like I have accomplished things that sometimes seemed difficult, I know you can do the same!

Most sincerely,

Heather P.O. Box 1753, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Email exchange between Eve Reiland and Heather/



The enthusiam in the marketing is overwhelming. It’s also very neurotypical culture.


Badass Activist,

I am sorry you feel that way. Just like you are free to be you, I will

continue to feel free to be me!  🙂

I hope you have a great weekend!


You’re work is incredibly ableist. I will not be sharing it with my peers as a positive thing. You need to reflect on your internal ableism and how you’re harming the autistic community with it. And of course I’ll be me. NT word package response. ffs.

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