This post is specifically for parents who have recently discovered that their child is autistic. I know that this can be a fairly overwhelming experience for parents and the child. This overwhelm is most likely due to the ableism which is rife in our societies.
Who defines me? There is a simple answer to this question and a longer one. The simple answer to the question is: I do.
But, something happened which has prompted a much longer answer. Recently, I discovered a list of autistic bloggers. Autistic Academic has written about some problems with the way in which the list makes assumptions here
This is an edited version of a post originally published on Respectfully Connected
I see many parents of autistic children complaining (or worse, mocking) their children’s limited diets.
This is not ok.
I experience a wide range of texture issues when it comes to food (mashed potatoes, most definitely no thank you!).
People who follow the Facebook page for this site will probably have noticed that I have mostly recuperated, and I thought I would take a moment before the end of the year to outline a few changes I have decided on regarding the future of Un-Boxed Brain.
I hate it when I come across a blog and I read all the posts and then I discover that posting has just sort of stopped without any sort of explanation. This blog has become that. An abrupt stop with no explanation. So, I’m going to attempt to offer an explanation…
[CN: Emotional Manipulation; Gaslighting; Unethical “experimentation”; mention of Hitler for some reason?]
Yes, I’ve used science as a verb. People are just going to have to deal with that because I simply don’t know what to call this post. I could call it How Not to Parent…