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Many autistic people will tell you that they have spent their whole lives being invalidated. When reacting to a loud noise with their hands over their ears, they are told, “it isn’t that loud”. When they tell someone a tag on a piece of clothing is itchy and they can’t wear it, they might be… Continue reading Autistic Parenting – Invalidation
This morning we were getting ready for school. Out of nowhere my daughter asks, “Mummy, will I die?” Instead of my normal ‘think like a neurotypical and say something appropriate’ response kicking in… this response that I have employed for so many years failed. So I answered her, “Not now but one day you will”.… Continue reading Autistic Parenting – Honesty
People have often written me off as too quiet, shy, awkward or strange. I have heard these things for so long I had totally taken them as truth. I have very seldom fit in but never really understood why. I just assumed there was something wrong with me. I had some very hard times wishing… Continue reading My Story
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