Keeping Your Disabled Kids Safe and Happy this Holiday Season

Keeping Your Disabled Kids Safe and Happy this Holiday Season

It’s the week of Thanksgiving, a holiday filled with turkey, family, and joy…  Well, if you were raised by a decent family, have perfectly behaved children, no racist family you’d prefer not to sit near, and absolutely no trauma whatsoever. But for the rest of us, the holiday season coming up can, and will be,Read more about Keeping Your Disabled Kids Safe and Happy this Holiday Season[…]

Neurodiversity is Respect

Neurodiversity is Respect

But a world that’s built only for certain types of people can be isolating even with decent accommodations. People deserve more than the right to participate. They deserve to decide what they do and don’t participate in. They deserve to have spaces that are ready for them in their entirety. They deserve respect.

Neurodiversity is Access

Neurodiversity is Access

Though it remains imperfect, access is an essential component of neurodiversity. In a world full of opportunities, legislation such as the IDEA and ADA provides opportunities for neurodivergent people to access the recreational, educational, social, and career activities available to people with typical neurologies.  Though access is a crucial component of the neurodiversity movement, accessRead more about Neurodiversity is Access[…]

On Supporting Informed Parental Consent

On Supporting Informed Parental Consent

Professionals have a duty to learn the most current, relevant, and nuanced information to support those they serve. Furthermore, their duty of beneficence implies a responsibility to support parents in acquiring the knowledge needed to better serve their children. Below are some ways to embody that responsibility.   To provide appropriate information to support parentsRead more about On Supporting Informed Parental Consent[…]

Keys to Accessible Psychological Healthcare

Keys to Accessible Psychological Healthcare

  Our last article covered areas of psychological healthcare that can currently be inaccessible to autistic people and other neurodivergent people. This article offers some key indicators of accessibility to look for in psychological healthcare services and professionals. As with all professionals who serve the public, psychological healthcare professionals should approach the professional relationship asRead more about Keys to Accessible Psychological Healthcare[…]