What Does Self-Care Really Mean for Parents of Disabled Kids?

| 8 minute read | Is it just me, or have you been hearing the phrase “self-care” more than usual lately? After the year-and-a-half we’ve all had, it seems we’ve gotten serious about finding ways to care for our needs and restore our weary souls – and I love to see it! But I’ve alsoContinue reading “What Does Self-Care Really Mean for Parents of Disabled Kids?”

PART TWO — Non-Autistic Parents: Why We Should Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

| 4 minute read | “When we speak over autistic voices, we teach our children that they don’t have the power to speak for themselves… “When we uplift autistic voices, even when it means lowering our own, we show our children that we honor them as the experts on their own experience: both now, andContinue reading “PART TWO — Non-Autistic Parents: Why We Should Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable”

Non-Autistic Parents: Why We Should Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

| 4 minute read | “The moment we (as non-autistic parents) enter conversations with autistic adults, we bring our privilege with us. Living in an ableist society that caters to people with brains like ours means that we have blind spots – whether we realize it or not.” Click here to read the full article,Continue reading “Non-Autistic Parents: Why We Should Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable”

5 things I want you to know about my autistic kid

| 6 minute read | Happy Autism Acceptance month! So far, I’ve spent April doing my best to amplify the voices of autistic people on social media – the advocates who have been irreplaceable in my parenting journey since our almost-3-year-old, Koimburi, was diagnosed last July. In that same spirit, I’m here to share 5Continue reading “5 things I want you to know about my autistic kid”

Uprooting my own ableism as I parent my autistic son

“Parents need to focus on healing and empowering themselves. They must shift their beliefs about autism. Once the parent knows who they are, the child will respond.” — Lori Shayew A note: I wasn’t sure whether to share this story. I want everything I share about autism to be from a perspective of joy, strength, and empowerment. IContinue reading “Uprooting my own ableism as I parent my autistic son”