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Finding out you (or your loved one) are Autistic, ADHD, or otherwise neurodivergent can be a bit of a shock at first, especially if you're not familiar with autism, ADHD, or neurodivergence. I have compiled some resources to help you get started.
Jillian Enright, parenting and neurodiversity expert, outlines important facts about receiving a diagnosis, as well as a number of options for the next steps you can take once you process the news.
We Had To Learn Everything The Hard Way: How our 2e journey began. Our son is an only child, so everything we’ve experienced with him have been our firsts as well as his. Read our personal story of diagnosis & discovery.
A Diagnosis is More Than Just a Label. A diagnosis can help people find their cohorts, which helps them to feel less alone. A child may realize "my brain works differently, it's not my fault!"
The six stages you may go through on the road to embracing your own, or a loved one's, newly identified neurodivergence.
"I wouldn't change you for the world, but I'll change the world for you."
A kid-friendly explanation of some of the most common ADHD symptoms. A lot of parents wonder if they should even tell their child about their diagnosis, especially if they are quite young. My short answer is: YES.
If you’re a parent who has recently learned your child is autistic, take a little time to process the information, and to learn about what this means for your child. This article can help you explain what it means to be Autistic in a neurodiversity-affirming and kid-friendly way.
My Anti-Behaviourism Series. My stories explaining the many problems with behaviourism, backed by extensive research. I have a(nother) confession to make: Once upon a time, I was a behaviourist.
Advice from a professional advocate for finding neurodiversity-affirming support, and understanding the difference between pathologizing and affirming approaches.
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