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Thankful for Autistic Sharing and What the Autistic Community is Saying About Thanksgiving and the Holidays

I’d like say that I’m grateful for the many Autistic people I’ve corresponded with who have helped me to better understand autism, raise my son with a positive autistic identity, and shape my advocacy efforts for this community. This website is a platform for autistic voices and expertise, but only because so many Autistic individuals…

Autism Acceptance Holiday Gifts

This week I’ve compiled some websites that sell autism acceptance and neurodiversity gear that could make great gifts this holiday season! Many of these gifts have sayings or slogans on them that promote autism acceptance and challenge the status quo. I’ve included some examples with each link. http://www.zazzle.com/neurodiversity+tshirts “Respect the stim. Celebrate neurodiversity.” “A world…

Holiday Tips for Families on the Autism Spectrum

Autism holiday tips

As with many families of autistic children, our Thanksgiving holidays have changed since the birth of our son. For our family, his rigid perseverations, social anxiety, and general feeding aversions added stress to our large holiday gatherings. Each year we’ve tried to safely expose him to socialization in different settings. Some years/settings have been easier than others. This year I’m thankful for continuous social development in family gatherings. It hasn’t always been this enjoyable for us or our son…