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…
[CN: Ableism, Awareness, ABA]
I’m unsure how to start this post. I’ve been staring at this screen for a little while now. I’ve typed a few words and deleted them, but I’m still struggling to find the words, so I guess I’ll just start:
Last year, my son started learning to read.
There’s that saying “It’s like riding a bike!” which means
Said of skill that, once learned, is never forgotten.
Why does that saying exist? I imagine that for neurotypical people, many skills that they learn tend to work like that. You learn it once and then you never really have to learn it from the beginning again?
Just over a year ago, I posted my very first post on this blog. The subject matter that I chose was chosen very, very deliberately. I wanted to start with an explanation as to why my tagline is ‘one Autistic person blogging about things in their head’ instead of ‘one person with autism…’
Six weeks or so ago, I packed my brain back into its box, closed down Un-Boxed Brain and left all social media.
I was done. I was finished. I was broken.
I thought that that was the end of blogging about being autistic for me.