I see a world with a multitude of autistic experiences; love can be experienced in many ways. My friends and I would like to share our experiences with you.
We are such dynamic beings, we change day to day, moment to moment. It is awe inspiring to be able to spend time with someone and get to know who they truly are, find commonalities, and have a real heartfelt connection with another human being.
I’m hopeful that these young people who have to spend their formidable years being doubted and demeaned will collectively and individually create sweeping changes.
Using arbitrary and limiting labels of high functioning and low functioning, with the intent to help one get a “better picture of the person with autism”, is not only insulting, but dehumanizing. Pathologizing reinforces a deficits view of autism. These labels serve no one. No human is all one thing. We each have good days and bad. We all have struggles and strengths.
The most challenging part of this work I do is changing the mindset that RDI is like nothing else you have ever tried. The most rewarding part of this work is seeing a parent of an autistic child have an “ah ha” moment, then they finally get it.
I have chosen to continue my professional path with autistic people and their loved ones… I am exactly where I want to be.
Most women today feel that if they are not completely exhausted by the end of the day, that they haven’t done enough. Because it feels like there’s always more to do.
Displaying compassion and care for clients when no one is watching is what every therapist should do.
I firmly believe in the importance of collaborating with my client and am constantly learning and growing from each experience a client shares with me. I ensure that I view each client as an individual and support them to find the right level of challenge necessary to experience growth.
You are the most perfect mom for your child. Keep striving towards being your best and breathe through the pain and discomfort that growing and changing can create. Parenting is the business of guiding novice human beings into being kind, compassionate and understanding people. You have to work at it, but you can definitely do it.
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