Resources for Parents

April Is…

April is for affirmation, inclusion, empowerment, and accomodation! Center Autistic voices. Unlearn ableist concepts. Actively dismantle ableist and neurobigoted structures and systems. Seek out advocates,

a young girl with a shaved head is working on a project in a classroom. there is racial and ethnic diversity among the students and the teacher. article is about autism and social stories being harmful for disability rights.

Social Stories for Autism and the Harm They Can Cause

Social stories should be for the whole class, because that is what inclusion means. They should focus on the values that drive cooperation and embrace difference. Social stories should encourage inclusion, and that means trying to find ways to include everyone and addressing those most likely to create a culture of exclusion.

indigenous girl child about three or four years old with face paint and a beaded necklace, smiling.

Children and Control: The Joyful Middle

Star Ford explains the space between behavior expectations as the Joyful Middle and teaches parents how to find and stay in that space with their children.

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