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Why Accessible, Community Driven, and Neurodiversity-Friendly Events Are So Important

“[…] a real effort was made to accommodate various sensory needs and allow the kids in attendance to pursue activities they enjoyed and found interesting. Visual instruction sheets and other adaptations were provided for those who were nonverbal; a variety of stations, all loosely related to the weekly sport theme, were set up to allow for choice; and the event in general was one that encouraged the neurodivergent folks who came – parents and children alike – to have fun and bond with other like-minded people.”

Father holding his 1-year-old baby right next to his face looking content.

Father, Interrupted…

A man takes stock of what it means to be an autistic father and reflects that his own father, too, might have been on the spectrum.

How I Would Free my Spectrum Daughter

I would grow as a role model for my daughter, a person of inner-security, unconditional love, and acceptance. I would discard robes of non-authenticity, fear-based projection of self onto others, the selfish feeding that society dictates from mass media, big business, and politics.

The Perils of Autism Awareness Articles

Editor’s Note: Heather is non-autistic but a fierce advocate and fellow neurodivergent person. Sophie and Her Bully Before I begin, this blog may be very

Autism and Accepting the Child You Have

When the life you thought you were going to have isn’t the one you actually have, this is how to embrace your life with acceptance, not resignation.

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