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Autism Speaks Partners with Abusive “Therapy” Center | Autistic Mama | Circa 2018

Inside: Autism Speaks partners with abusive “therapy” center, Judge Rottenberg Center. JRC has recently fought for and won the right to torture disabled students, and now Autism Speaks is featuring them as a provider.) Because I’m autistic, my son is autistic, and I’m an outspoken autism advocate, roughly 80% of the news stories I see on […]

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25 Awesome Things About Autism – Autistic Mama

Sometimes you get bogged down with negative thoughts about autism. Check out these 25 awesome things about autism for the encouragement you need! (Plus get the FREE printable with 50+ awesome things about autism!) Source: 25 Awesome Things About Autism – Autistic Mama

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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 […]