Fandom and Social Skills

One of the last things I held on to as an idea for therapy for my autistic kid was a social skills class. It's cool that I didn't push too hard to get that. Instead, really long playdates with a like-minded family friend a year younger than her taught her everything she needs to know... Continue Reading →

How to advocate for your kid.

Retrospective Edit (June 2019): I wrote this original post from a very hurt place. The person who said something offhand about my daughter--a comment I was not meant to hear--was not the source of my hurt in this moment. I've done a lot of work since then, and so I need to alter this blog... Continue Reading →

The Kids Will Not Save Us

We're days from the midterm elections here in the US. We have outright racist voter suppression in Georgia and North Dakota and elsewhere. We have thousands of kids deeply traumatized from being torn away from their families and too many still separated. We have an alcoholic rapist in the Supreme Court who thinks people with... Continue Reading →

Science!

We haven't been to the library much because it's been hard with a run-away toddler. But they had a program about making glow-in-the-dark slime! So we made it there, and I found ways to contain and entertain the toddler. My daughter was so excited. She was mixing and shouting "yo ho ho!" She was telling... Continue Reading →

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