A new adventure: Way of the Cactus

Last year I developed a severe aversion to all products labelled 'sensory', 'autism' and 'disability' resources. What tipped me over? A string of cheap, plastic fidgets and sensory toys that broke, followed by an expensive crash mat that looked awful and split down the middle, and a special 'calming singlet' that turned out to be a tight, overpriced synthetic singlet....

Neurodivergent parents – You are enough! [Video post]

I often struggle with feelings of inadequacy as a parent, and with frustrations at the ways my neurodivergence bumps up against my children's needs and society's expectations of me as a mother. I've noticed recently in laughing with friends about our quirks, and reassuring and supporting others, that this feeling of inadequacy is common. In lieu of a blog post, I popped outside to try my hand at sending you a message via video.

A rainbow LGBT pride heart

When the world is standing against you – Mickey McNulty

How do I learn to accept my child? Know that you love your child. Even if you don't understand everything about them, know that you love them and that is enough. Acceptance takes time. Continue to love and support your child as you always have. The more you learn about them and who they are, the easier it will be to accept them. It will stop looking like "that is my child who is Queer" and look more like "that is my child and I love them no matter what."

Queer and Autistic? Help us answer some Qs from Russian families

Hello wonderful community! My friend, Ayman Eckford from St Petersburg in Russia, got in touch recently and asked for help reaching out to our neuroqueer community to answer some questions for LGBTQIA+ autistic young people and their families. Can you help? Ayman has a few questions for you that will be shared here and also translated in to Russian … Continue reading Queer and Autistic? Help us answer some Qs from Russian families