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3 Reasons You Shouldn't Use "Autism Mom" As Your Identity / Autistic Mama

We need to chat about being an “autism mom” and 3 reasons you shouldn’t use “autism mom” as your identity if you want to become the best parent and advocate you can be for your autistic child. Source: 3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use “Autism Mom” As Your Identity

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How to De-Escalate Your Child's Meltdown When You're Triggered Yourself / Autistic Mama

Staying calm during a meltdown isn’t easy, but it’s especially difficult if you are autistic or struggle with mental health. 5 steps to stay calm in the moment when your autistic child has a meltdown! Source: How to De-Escalate Your Child’s Meltdown When You’re Triggered Yourself

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6 Stages of Every Parent of an Autistic Child's Autism Journey / Autistic Mama

“When you’ve met one autistic child, you’ve met ONE autistic child.”We’ve all heard it dozens of times… And it’s true. All autistic children (and adults) are unique.We all have unique needs, strengths, and struggles.But while every autistic child is entirely unique, every parent of an autistic child goes on a specific autism journey.Time and time […]

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Neurodiversity Doesn't Exclude Your Autistic Child… You Do. / Autistic Mama

“Neurodiversity excludes ‘severe’ children like my son…” “Neurodiversity is only for ‘high functioning autistics, and it ignores the needs of others…” “You can’t speak for my child because you can’t possibly know what they go through…” This is 100% the most common argument against the neurodiversity movement. That the movement supports the interests of the […]

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The Doctor Who Fooled the World, by Brian Deer

The Doctor Who Fooled the World: Andrew Wakefield’s War on Vaccines The news breaks first as a tale of fear and pity. Research at a London hospital has found a link between autism and a vaccine given to millions of children. Young parents are terrified. Immunisation rates slump. And a worldwide “anti-vax” movement takes off, […]

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Boy dies after anti-vaxxers urge mom not to give him Tamiflu

A mom turned to an anti-vaccine forum on Facebook for advice on how to help her son who was sick with the flu. That 4-year-old didn’t survive. Brandy Zadrozny joins Stephanie Ruhle to share her reporting. Source: Boy dies after anti-vaxxers urge mom not to give him Tamiflu

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Parents, Get Your Head Out Of These Negative Autism Parent Groups  | As Seen On … The Autistic Avenger 

Autistic children grow up to become Autistic adults. Parents, get your head out of these negative autism parent groups and books written by non Autistics. Find #autistic adults and ask them about their experiences. There are no better experts on the topic of #autism. The Autistic Avenger· February 6 · Written by a non-Autistic parent […]