Category: Culture & Community

  • My Youngest Autistic Son Now Has A Vote And A Voice

    My Youngest Autistic Son Now Has A Vote And A Voice

    [From my Facebook post today.] So proud of my youngest son – and oh my heart. He was so worried I’d be upset with him for using my email address. I had to assure him I’m not upset, in fact I’m very, very proud, and that his problem solving was awesome. My son is 18 […]

  • Adventures with Dentures: Fixodent VS Poligrip – Which Is Better? | Autistically, Eve

    Adventures with Dentures: Fixodent VS Poligrip – Which Is Better? | Autistically, Eve

    Another Autistically, Eve video 🙂. Here’s the first comparison video | Adventures with Dentures: Fixodent VS Poligrip – Which is better? [TW: Graphic images of my face looking like a Snapchat filter. Yes, I just gave a trigger warning for my face … but yikes. It is a lot.] I’ve got some definite opinions and […]

  • My Autistic Family Life | The Early Years: 2003 – 2005

    My Autistic Family Life | The Early Years: 2003 – 2005

    Below are links to journals, emails, and publications that I wrote in 2005 on family life. Subjects include: Parenting autistics, secondary infertility, PCOS, open adoption, widely-spaced siblings, troubles at school, and more. It also include my first published piece in the “Adoptive Families” magazine. 2003 Secondary Infertility: A family affair  2005 Got The Most Amazing […]

  • Netflix Series: Heartbreak High | A Collection of News & Reviews

    Netflix Series: Heartbreak High | A Collection of News & Reviews

    Check out “Heartbreak High” on Netflix >> Heartbreak High had me in happy tears the other night. Incredible representation of being Autistic and played by an Autistic actor, Chloe Hayden. The interactions, the responses, the sensory exposure, the impending meltdown, pushing back against stigma, the retort* (ty Sia) … and just all of it … […]

  • What Will Happen To My Autistic Children After I Die?

    What Will Happen To My Autistic Children After I Die?

    [TW: Death, ABA, trauma, autism cure, prevention, and more.] What will happen to my Autistic children, now adults, after I die? I’ll be 50 this year and still don’t have an answer that doesn’t include poverty, despair, abuse, homelessness and an early death. This question has haunted me for years because the answer isn’t a […]

  • Life Skills Lessons #1: The Air Mattress Oops | My Autistic Family Life

    By Eve Reiland Life Skills Lessons #1: The Air Mattress Oops Quite often we use an air mattress at our home for sleepovers. It’s a noisey situation that sends me to the opposite end of the house behind a closed door wearing my noise-cancelling headphones. Bill, my spouse, is the one that does the set-up […]

  • My Autistic Family Life: We’re Going To Just Keep Trying Until We Do

    My Autistic Family Life: We’re Going To Just Keep Trying Until We Do

    When my youngest Autistic son was in early days of elementary school he decided he wanted to learn how to catch a football. He and I worked all summer throwing that ball and him doing his best to catch it. Every single evening we worked together on his goal. He never became frustrated and he […]