Morénike

My first piece of “fan mail”

“You know, ever since you got diagnosed, it’s like you’re pushing this flowery view of autism on everybody all the time. And it colors everything you think or say about autism. I’m happy that you are okay with it for yourself, and I’m happy that your kids are doing well. But my kid is nothing …

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A believer’s plea: enough with the hypocrisy

The hubby’s asleep. The kids are asleep. I need to go to sleep too. But before I do, I’m going to make another super long status update/blog post (yay multitasking!) motivated by some things that I have seen lately. I can’t go to bed and not say anything. It just wouldn’t be right. This isn’t …

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Autism as seen by my autistic daughter

My sweet girl’s contribution for a community flash blog (that wasn’t part of it because Mommy didn’t submit it on time to be included, oops).  SO I’m sharing it here. She typed this out unprompted and unassisted.  🙂 This is autizum Autizum is something BIG and good. It is fun to type about autizum!  I …

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“Carter”: an exercise in presuming competence

I volunteer on Sunday evenings with our church’s worship and creative arts ministry for children. The kids take fun classes such as kick-boxing, art, hip-hop, cup stacking, Sign Language, music, Legos, etc, and Biblical concepts are interwoven into the lessons. Though children with disabilities are welcome into this program, most of those families seem to …

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Aut2Change the Autism Organizations that we support

My city, like many others around the country, hosts a huge autism walk each year. For which organization? You already know; the biggest one. Yep, that one. Last year, before I knew better, I wanted to show my support for the autism community. So I walked. With my kids. And as we walked, we passed …

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Cleanin’ out my closet: coming out Autistic!

So…I kinda came out this week.  About my neurology, that is.  In recent months, I’ve grown increasingly comfortable being fairly open about some aspects of myself in the semi-anonymous world of the internet. But IRL, it’s different.  While I am not ashamed of who my Lord and Savior made me to be, my diagnosis is …

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“Don’t let them be Autistic…” #AutismIsNotACrime Flash Blog post

Though I am not a regular blogger, I learned about the “Autism is Not a Crime” flash blog being hosted by Gretchen Leary (described here), and I wanted to support my community by participating (some additional great information available here).  I don’t know how good this will be given that I’m throwing it together, but …

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It’s just too much

Yesterday I read a blog post written by the Caffeinated Autistic.  It is short, but I suggest that you read it: (http://thecaffeinatedautistic.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/i-am-tired-tw-for-institutionalization-abuse-murder-dehumanization/).  It really makes you think and I am grateful to her for sharing and for having the courage to not conform to the “status quo” even if doing so would be “easier.” In …

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