Category Archives: acceptance

“Code” a Poem for H by N.I. Nicholson

A few seasons later… and I am still left breathless by the beauty of these words and images. Code By N.I. Nicholson Dear H: for those of us to whom words sometimes do not easily run, saunter, or even amble: … Continue reading

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Shades of Slander: A Guest Post from Alanna Rose Whitney

The following is a guest post by ASAN Vancouver Chapter Leader, Alanna Rose Whitney. Shades of Slander By Alanna Rose Whitney Okay, so, the Autism Spectrum is legitimately a thing and there are a lot of people out there who … Continue reading

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The pathologization of interest and curiosity

As I am increasingly connected with people in Disabilities and Autistic communities, I am finding that there were things that in the past sat quite comfortably with me – that now – looking back – make me uncomfortable. I sometimes … Continue reading

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H on Acceptance, Love and Self-Care: #AutismPositivity2015

Acceptance is knowing people have your back. Acceptance feels like it is safe to be yourself. Self-care is fidgets in my pocket, stimming, long baths before bed, knowing when I need time alone, knowing my limits, welcoming my intense feelings, … Continue reading

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Holding Space as Acceptance, Love, and Self-care: #AutismPositivity2015

I think about self-care rather often it seems… though I’ll admit that if I were to define self-care as I thing I do, I don’t actually engage in it quite as regularly as I contemplate it… I think though, in … Continue reading

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#AutismPositivity2015: Are you in???

Announcing The Fourth Annual Autism Positivity Flashblog May 15 th, 2015 15-05-15 April 2015 has been a busy month. There are so many people creating new projects and participating in posAutive events, expressing or amplifying the important perspectives of Autistic … Continue reading

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On assigning friendship…

You mission… should you choose to accept it… will be to be a friend to this other child in your class… No – really… This will be really great! I will give you extrinsic rewards and reinforcements for being a … Continue reading

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Not on my wall… Boundaries and Entitlement

Lately I have seen some parents suggesting that their “Lighting it up Blue” is different – because they have their own kind of family meaning or tradition for it and do not associate it at all with Autism Speaks. When … Continue reading

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Pathologizing Kitty…

I’ve been considering that we don’t impose the dog paradigm of communication, where tail wagging means ‘I am happy or excited’ and ‘please give me more…’ on the cats we know and love… It is interesting that we realize the … Continue reading

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Autism and Processing Grief: Feelings Change

This post is a follow-up to https://30daysofautism.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/ladybugs-autism-empathy-and-processing-grief/  and also a very late response to a comment left there. It was started long ago… but due to some things we are dealing with as a family now… it has become relevant to … Continue reading

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