Accommodating Your Magpie Child

Magpie isn't really a type of human but something I call a neurodivergent human who has a compulsion to take shiny and small objects they like. This is named after a species of birds that is known for taking tiny trinkets to their nests. I call it that because when I was talking to a … Continue reading Accommodating Your Magpie Child

Disability Hacks: Giving your Squishmallows or other Plushies New Life By Adding More Stuffing

I bought Kayce Pandacorn from Goodwill a few years ago. He was well loved and the stuffing was worn but I love him. Boop was in the facility and she used to call me panda all the time. It was appropriate and $3 was an amazing price. I get most of my Squish from there … Continue reading Disability Hacks: Giving your Squishmallows or other Plushies New Life By Adding More Stuffing

Disability Hacks: How to Get a Free ADHD/Autism Evaluation if You are in the United States

Diagnosis access is almost impossible in the United States. Insurance does not cover, a lot of people are uninsured or the evaluations are just for children. A lot of people are not lucky like I was to get an ADHD diagnosis in the 80's. I was able to get a free free evaluation on Social … Continue reading Disability Hacks: How to Get a Free ADHD/Autism Evaluation if You are in the United States

How to Disable the Auto-off Function on the Tandem T-Slim Insulin Pump

*Disclaimer: Talk with your endocrinologist before you do this. This stumped our endo and I am happy I found a way to disable this * What Happened A is my 11 year old autistic son. He is also a type one diabetic. He uses the Tandem T-slim x2. It connects with his Dexcom, which is … Continue reading How to Disable the Auto-off Function on the Tandem T-Slim Insulin Pump

Devices Breaking Constantly with a Neurodivergent Family, This is How We Afford It

I am autistic, I have 7 neurodivergent kids (possibly 8, the baby is not old enough yet to tell yet). We started getting our kids devices when our diabetic child needed an iPod and I did not think it was fair that the others did not have one so we did get each child a … Continue reading Devices Breaking Constantly with a Neurodivergent Family, This is How We Afford It

Helping a Neurodivergent Child or Adult with Aggression

*I am not saying forgo mediation, always take medication as prescribed by your physician* Aggression is a much talked about topic in parent groups but not so much in autistic led spaces, or at least in my experience. Aggression is something that a lot of neurodivergent people experience. I experienced it and learned to channel … Continue reading Helping a Neurodivergent Child or Adult with Aggression

You Don’t Have To Take Abuse Via Email, Here Is What To do

Developmentally disabled people, Autistic people specifically, are four to 10 more times more likely to be abused than other populations. According to DisabilityJustice.com We tend to be abused more frequently We are abused for longer periods of time We are less likely to access the justice system We are more likely to be abused by … Continue reading You Don’t Have To Take Abuse Via Email, Here Is What To do

Disability Hack: Check Your Ethernet Cable If Your Internet Is Acting Wonky

We all know home internet is really important to autistics. It connects us with the world wide community, games, social media etc. Having no internet is the same as being cut off from the world and it is meltdown inducing.  A few years ago, we switched from cable to DSL internet because the cable company … Continue reading Disability Hack: Check Your Ethernet Cable If Your Internet Is Acting Wonky