Autism is a social disorder. Services for autistic kids should focus on teaching social skills. The more services, the more hours of therapy starting at the earliest possible age, the better.
Stimming is inappropriate, bothersome behavior and should be stopped.
Autistic kids need to learn how to fit in, make eye contact, reciprocate, and follow the rules of society.
What if… no? What if I said this instead?
Autism is a neurological difference. Services and training to teach them to act like neurotypical kids can damage self-esteem. Less is more for many autistic kids.
Stimming is a useful tool; disallowing it only leads to increased anxiety.
Autistic kids need to learn to advocate for themselves, to embrace their own culture, and learn to channel their superpowers for good.
Welcome to my blog. I’ll be writing about my experience parenting my autistic son, learning to truly accept him, and getting a whole new perspective on autism from the people who actually know it best: autistic adults who are starting to make their voices heard.