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Flowers on grave. Source unknown.

RIP: Many Black & Brown autistic people who have died in recent years from murder, drowning, accidents, or other non-natural causes

Jacob David Jaycee Eubanks Isiah Desmond Kirk Mercedes Losoya Deonn Carter  Jzya Thompson RonNiveya O’neal  Stavian Driver Marcus McGhee Aaron Carter Gavin Douyon  Nicole Amari Hall Elijah McCain  Stephon Wotts  Melissa Stoddard  Kendrick Lee  Izzy Techenor Kyrin Carter  Kobe Heisler Avonte Oquendo  Reece Watts  Jeremiah Degrate Rios Omarion Humphrey  Maleah Davis  Keydall Jones  Rashaad Germany …

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Image of a stone sculpture in the shape of a large wrist and hand supporting the leaning trunk of an oversized tree. From UnSplash.

Support > neutrality: a real-life case study

This article pertains to a specific (past) situation that may or may not be familiar, or even relevant, to some readers who are viewing this. I do think the overall concept is of merit, which is why I will leave this up long after the matter has become “yesterday’s news.” I feel that it provides …

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Royalty-free image is an analog clock with the phrase “Time for Accountability,” on it instead of numbers to designate the time of day.

Accountability, bridge-building, & seeking a “middle” path

It’s been a long day and my spoons are nearly depleted, but I want to write this, even if I do a poor job of conveying my intended message due to fatigue, because I fear if I postpone it there’s a possibility that I might not get back to it. So I’m asking for your …

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Submerged in quicksand (depression)

When I was a little kid my brothers and I were really fascinated by science. We devoured old copies of National Geographic magazine and various documentaries on the Discovery Channel. We pestered our mother to identify the organs and bones that were visible in the food (i.e. chicken, beef, fish) she was preparing. We examined …

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Love Letter to Reading/Writing

You were my first love. And I’m still hopelessly in love with you. Truly, madly, deeply. I remember how you were there for me when I was young. When I couldn’t always get the right words to form when I was speaking you helped me to express myself. When I didn’t understand what others were …

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Our Parenting Journey

(This is also cross-posted on the “Respectfully Connected: Journeys in Parenting and Neurodivergence” blog, available HERE.)How do I write about my parenting style? It has become so intuitive that though I know it’s different, I don’t really know how to describe it. Yet I know it’s important to, and I will hopefully find a way.I …

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