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What is Autism?

This post has sat with my for a long time. I live at the crux of two paradoxes. First, I unschool and believe all children are passionate learners and should learn however they want, and I trust that they will … Continue reading

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Strike: Thirsty for Long-Form

My work right now is kids. It’s not writing. I squeeze in this writing in the small bits of time I have between diaper changes, making food, comforting, reading, setting up art projects, vacuuming, sweeping, persuading, dressing, changing, washing, pushing, … Continue reading

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Learning Values

There are three core values that I thought I’d impose as a parent, which I’ve found I have no interest in “imposing”–if that can be done successfully with values. First, I imagined we’d be a screen-free family, or only watch … Continue reading

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Looking Up

Now I move in both worlds. The neurotypical and the autism parenting worlds. I carry them both on either side of me, and depending on who I interact with–the parent of a neurotypical kid or the parent of a kid with autism–I will have a whole different conversation. Continue reading

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And we’re back (Plus Hands Are Not for Hitting, by Martin Agassi and Marieka Heinlen)

I think I can forgive myself for not writing for 4 months. Those last couple posts, in the midst of having a tiny baby and an autistic kid, remind me that it has gotten easier now. Even as I long … Continue reading

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Brush fire

I am on fire But not the empowering kind Not the athletic kind Not the sprinter burning toward a finish line, hands ready to hold up the sky in victory. The kind where you stand outside a house beyond saving … Continue reading

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Embracing

I woke up this morning with a post on my mind, a list of all the things I must embrace because my daughter is autistic. I embrace the fact that she’s afraid of movies and I won’t be able to … Continue reading

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