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Is there anything we can do to prevent parents murdering their disabled children?

    Trigger warning: this discussion centres on the murder of disabled children by their parents. I’ve written before about how I feel towards parents who murder their children. Since I wrote What will survive of us is love in March 2012, more children have died or been attacked at the hands of their parents […]

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Privilege is not a game

  *The images used in this post are of Privilege Denying Dude. You can find out about him at Know Your Meme.* Earlier this week, Autism and Oughtisms (who I've referred to as A&O from now on) published a blog post called The Privilege Game and as I read it I found myself disagreeing with […]

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iPads, Autism, screen-time and “The Autism Project”

For those of you who aren’t aware, The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest online news site and also its highest circulation newspaper, is running a series of articles at the moment under the heading The Autism Project. To be honest, I haven’t been following it religiously. At the risk of sounding like Sarah Palin, my expectations […]

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Trick or Treating using AAC

  I used to dread Halloween. Children coming to the door in costumes and masks would terrify and upset the boys. The prospect of taking them out trick or treating seemed infinitely worse. Two years ago I decided I wanted to try and make it work. I bought costumes for the boys that I knew […]

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24 Hour FLASH Giveaway for TWO So Much 2 Say codes ($25 AAC app)

  I’ve written before about So Much 2 Say and also been lucky enough to be given copies of the app to give away. I now have another 2 copies of the app to share with my readers but the codes expire on Thursday so we need to make this a quick giveaway! How do […]

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My Top 10 FREE apps for ASD kids

  Gingerheaddad recently asked me to come up with a list of the Top 10 free apps that I would recommend for autistic kids. I said sure, but I also decided to give myself a real challenge with respect to this, so the following criteria apply to ALL of these apps: They are free on […]

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A special Saturday

Gingerheaddad made me breakfast on Saturday morning. He made waffles using an amazing recipe he got from Multi-Testing Mommy. I love these waffles and I don’t get them very often, but what really blew the experience out of the water was topping them with Cherry Garcia ice cream. The sheer decadence! At that point I […]

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SBKM to I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers: #AutismPositivity2012

  Please go here to read about what prompted a number of us to blog today, see links to all the Autism Positivity blogs and, so no-one feels left out, read contributions sent in by folks who don’t have a blog. With respect to my contribution… Well, I don’t feel able to address ‘I Wish […]

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Thoughts about divisions Part II: People separated by a common language

Oliver had a meltdown on Sunday. I’ve read a number of stories about meltdowns. One of the best and most heart-wrenching is Don’t Laugh at Me . If you’re unsure what the difference is between a tantrum and a meltdown then that’s a great place to start. Oliver has had smaller-scale meltdowns before, when faced with […]

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