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Half-in, half-out acceptance

I’ve written a bit about this before, but I think more words need to be written about it.
To me, the idea of non-autistic parents saying that they want acceptance can also be tied to being an ally. To see what I mean, read this post from Autism Women’s Network which discusses whether allies are helping or hurting.

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Making a Connection

A few years ago, my son’s former Occupational Therapist recommended a social skills program. My son attended one session of the six week program. They focused on “making a connection”. That was code for insisting that autistic children make eye contact, so I withdrew him from that program.
But making eye contact is not the focus of this post.