Don’t Fear Autism

It’s the last day of Autism Awareness Month and it seems we are no closer to awareness, let alone acceptance. While most people are aware of autism, they are more aware of the stigma and the fear. They are aware of the “link” between autism and...

Labels don’t define. They enable.

Many parents are scared of “labels.” So scared, they don’t pursue a diagnosis for their child because of the fear their child will forever be defined by their diagnosis. I understand this fear. I once shared it too. There is a reason we did not...

Brain Meltdown

I have been struggling to write this post. I was going to have a break this week and I have enjoyed the slower pace. But I suspect most people who are usually on the go 24/7, like me, find a slower pace difficult to adjust to. Let’s be honest, there are only so...

Facing My Demons

There’s a little blue house opposite a park. It looks so innocuous, so peaceful, so pleasant. It is decorated in a mix of traditional and modern styles. Polished wooden floors mix with paneled walls and vibrant rugs. My eye is drawn to the soothing colours and...