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What do you do when you’ve tried it all?

What do you do when you’ve tried it all?

Today was a Monday to beat all Mondays. Sam’s senses are in overdrive; he comes home from work perpetually exhausted, even to the point of tears, and still struggles to fall asleep. The depression, the chronic pain—it’s all too much. To top it off, he has to go back...
How does a weighted blanket work? and what it can do for you

How does a weighted blanket work? and what it can do for you

Self-organziation In the ever-developing world of research on weighted blankets, the term “self-organization” appears multiple times in efforts to describe what a weighted blanket does. Tina Champagne, an occupational therapist and one of the primary...
How to Know if Weighted Blankets Really Work

How to Know if Weighted Blankets Really Work

One of the most common questions I get asked (right after, What do you do?) is “What are weighted blankets for?” If you poke around on Google for a bit, you will find a long list of symptoms that can be relieved by weighted blankets. A long [seemingly...
60 of the best blogs on autism and disability

60 of the best blogs on autism and disability

In the midst of some of the research I’ve been doing of late, I’ve come across many different blogs: Blogs with thought-provoking posts. Blogs by autistic adults Blogs for parents of autistic kids from adult autistics. Blogs by parents who are autistic....
Ableism: What is it and How to Change

Ableism: What is it and How to Change

Ableism is one of those things that a lot of us don’t give much thought to… until it kinda smacks us in the face.  And kinda like racism and sexism, it’s not always easy to spot because it permeates so deeply into the way that we think and how our...
So. Does your kid have a strong network of support?

So. Does your kid have a strong network of support?

When I first began working in direct support, I received some cursory training integration and socialization. They gave us an overview of the history of supports and housing availabilities for the particular population we served, which had transitioned over time from...
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