Service Dogs are Not Licensed in the United States. A Story and What the Law Really Says

{img decription: brown background with white text that says "Fight ableism, racism, queerphobia, antisemitism, Islamophobia, and all bad isms and phobias" There are power fists rising up from the bottom in all different races and my logo in the center} This is long overdue. Most people already know, my family and I made the long … Continue reading Service Dogs are Not Licensed in the United States. A Story and What the Law Really Says

What is Stimming or Self Stimulatory Behavior

Autistic people regulate themselves differently than neurotypical people do. It is a known fact. For decades, neurotypical people have been trying to reduce the frequency with which autistic people stim, ultimately eliminating it. Why? It makes them appear different than their peers. What is Stimming? Stimming is self-stimulatory behavior. It is a repetitive body movement … Continue reading What is Stimming or Self Stimulatory Behavior

It is Abusive When Asking People To Relive Trauma for Your Sick Curiosity

Trauma just isn't an event that happens to you. The mental images, emotions, flashbacks, sounds, tastes, feeling, and other senses stay with you. Asking to retell your story makes you relive the trauma as if it is happening at that very moment. A lot of months ago, I was approached by Liz Tung from NPR … Continue reading It is Abusive When Asking People To Relive Trauma for Your Sick Curiosity