Text says: Food, Food, Food. It’s not ok to: 1. Force your children to eat something that makes them gag; and/or 2. Mock or shame them because they don’t eat what you eat. Purple text on a semi-transparent white square over a purple-coloured image of onions and garlic.

Food, Food, Food

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!).

Text says: How not to science. Image is a sign over a poster that says experiment.

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…

Text says: Out Wrestle Ableism. Text is surrounded by entertainment paraphernalia including popcorn, tickets, speaker, neon like sign, etc.

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.

Text says: Not like riding a bike. Text is on a purple/red background with paraphernalia such as balls, paper rockets, pens, game controllers surrounding the text.

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?