IEP Meetings – How They Should All Be

I pull up to my 6-year-old’s new school. He’ll be starting kindergarten and I called an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meeting for him. Backing the truck into a spot I feel my anxiety go into overdrive. I’ve been rehearsing in my head what to say, what I think he’ll need, how to accommodate and make… Continue reading IEP Meetings – How They Should All Be

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Explaining the Under Explained – Anxiety

I had recently posted a blog update about depression and trying to explain it to people that have never experienced it. Anxiety is a tougher one to try to explain to people and help them understand exactly what happens when your system begins to go into anxiety attacks and you develop an actual anxiety disorder… Continue reading Explaining the Under Explained – Anxiety

Labels, Acceptance, & Neurodiversity

As we come up on April 2, which is National Autism Awareness Day, I thought I’d write a post about my experience with this day and what it means to me now. Why my label of being actually autistic is important. There are lots of posts out there about this day and many people’s experience… Continue reading Labels, Acceptance, & Neurodiversity

Mental Illness – An Update, The Stigma, and The Truth

A few weeks ago I talked about my recent mental break and history of anxiety. So here’s a little update: I have a good team to help me. I already had a great therapist, my husband is the best person I could imagine going through all this with, and I found a wonderful new APRN… Continue reading Mental Illness – An Update, The Stigma, and The Truth

Processing Metaphor

I just posted an entry about autistic processing and what I believe makes autistics just different enough to get that label but makes neurology such a vast and diverse thing. You can read the long entry in its entirety here. I know not everyone will actually take the time to read that massive entry, though.… Continue reading Processing Metaphor