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Cha-Cha-Cha Changes

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.

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An Explanation. Maybe.

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…

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How not to Science

[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…

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Out Wrestle Ableism

[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.

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Not like riding a bike

There’s that saying “It’s like riding a bike!” which means
Said of skill that, once learned, is never forgotten.
– Wiktionary
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?

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The word. Again… Really?

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…’