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Pablo: A Show For And Featuring Autistic Kids!

Sparkle, a seven year old autistic vlogger was asked to review Pablo, the CBeebies children's programme, which she throughly enjoyed doing!Photo courtesy Sparkle and Family[image: Sparkle, a little mixed-race girl, pointing at the title image for the series Pablo, which is playing on a TV screen.]Pablo is explained on the BBC website as "Five-year-old...

An Autistic Perspective on Becoming a New Mom

Photo © Howard Ignatius | Flickr / Creative Commons[image: A newborn baby being held up for the camera. The baby's mother is in the background, lying agains a pillow and blurred.]Amber BondIt's been 20 days and motherhood hasn't been what I expected.As an autistic person, I have incredible sound sensitivities. On the morning of my scheduled C-section,...

Autistic with Cancer: Six Tips for Navigating the Medical System

Photo © wp paarz | Flickr / Creative Commons[image: Person with white-appearing skin, wearing a disposable exam gown, from shoulders to hips, hands folded, waiting in a medical exam room.] Anne Bordentwitter.com/againstcuresI’m currently going through breast cancer treatment, and have encountered barriers to accessing accommodations while autistic....

When Adaptation Looks Like Laziness

Emily Paige Balloutwitter.com/epballouMany times growing up, I found myself being called lazy for doing things a way that made sense to me. Of course I had no idea I was autistic for much of my childhood, and it was even longer before I first heard that executive functioning difficulties may be an inherent aspect of autism. Even then it wasn’t totally...

Invisible Differences: A Review

[image: Cover of the graphic novel Invisible Differences. The title is at the top in red block letters. Under is a grayscale illustration of a woman with straight dark hair, looking perplexed. She is wearing red Converse-style sneakers and is standing in front of many people walking by, intent on their own business.]Sonny Halletttwitter.com/scrappapertigerReview...

When Autistic Kids Destroy Things: Insights and Advice

Photo © Helen Taylor | Flickr / Creative Commons[image: Cracked black iPhone on a red background.]Sometimes autistic kids, and the adults they grow up to be, are really hard on physical things. Sometimes they consistently break devices or furniture, or take them apart. What many frustrated parents and caregivers may not understand is that there is usually...

A Letter to Vice President Biden on Disability Policy

June 17, 2020Dear Vice President Biden,Your campaign’s new disability policy makes us hopeful about the future for our autistic children with high-support needs. Thank you for taking the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), disability rights, inclusion, and quality of life issues seriously, and also for addressing how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts...

When Autistic Children Get Bullied: How To Understand, and Help

[image: A number of wooden figures, with a group on the left, looking angrily at one individual on the right who looks scared.]Content note: This article talks about abuse and suicideAnn Memmottannsautism.blogspot.comMost autistic children in schools are bullied at some stage. We know this from research.We also know that too many of the bullies get...

Autistic, Trans, and Betrayed By J.K. Rowling

Photo © Chris Bentley | Flickr / Creative Commons[image: Bisexual Pride, Trans Pride, and Gay Pride flags billowing against a blue sky.] Content note: transphobia, transmisogyny, and ableism.Kris Guintwitter.com/The_Kris_GuinI was in elementary school when the Harry Potter books were first published. My parents bought each new book as soon as it came...

“Our Own Little Worlds”

Photo © Jill at Blue Moonbeam Studio | Flickr / Creative Commons[image: A wooden gate in a botanical garden, with the Austin skylinein the background, as seen reflected in a crystal ball.]Devin S. Turktwitter.com/AuroralAutisticAs I have become more involved with the autistic self-advocacy movement, I’ve found myself paying more and more attention to...

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