Does it seem like your autistic child is being “dramatic”? Meltdowns are something that happen TO us, not something we do on purpose.
Monthly Archive: July 2020
You may think you’re being blunt and direct with your autistic loved one, but you might not be. Your last straw is often our first clue that something is wrong.
Autistic people are not behaving in a certain way to get attention from neurotypical people. We are simply being ourselves and living our lives.
Why does your autistic loved one blurt out words at the most inopportune times? We don’t see it that way. We’re not rude, we’re trying not to forget!
Suppressing your child’s natural emotions can do serious psychological harm. Whether your child is autistic or neurotypical, redirect emotions instead.
Why do autistic and neurotypical people confuse each other so much when trying to interact? Because we are speaking two different social languages, and neither of them are wrong!
Stimming is a natural part of autistic self-expression and sensory regulation. Stifling stimming can cause severe distress and psychological damage.