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Language Around Autism

Language Around Autism

You may not think the language you use is that important, however, the language used around autism and developmental disabilities, in general, does actually make an impact in the real world Here are a few examples of language changes that you can make to help society...

Spotlight on Autistic Self-Advocates

Spotlight on Autistic Self-Advocates

Advocating for yourself is hard, trying to navigate a world that wasn't built for you is exhausting. Luckily I was not alone. There are autistic adults dedicated to sharing their stories and improving accessibility of autistics that exist in every corner of the world,...

Update – May 2022

Update – May 2022

Hello all! A few things are happening and thought I'd drop you a quick line for an update: Paulette Goddard has mapped out an amazing year of skill building starting in September 2022. We're hoping to host in person learning at TechPlace here in Burlington. It's where...

Recognizing Your Strengths

Recognizing Your Strengths

When you have a disability it is easy to focus on the things you aren't able to do. I'm not going to sit here and tell you that something like “you are differently-abled, you can do anything you set your mind to” because that's simply not true, disability does mean...

Disability Isn’t a Bad Word

Disability Isn’t a Bad Word

Nothing irks me more in this world than when I (a disabled person) tell someone I’m disabled and they are so quick to respond with “you’re not disabled you are differently able/ have different abilities”. It reminds me that our society as a whole thinks that...

SMART Goals

SMART Goals

If you’re like me you often roll your eyes when someone tells you to set goals. So I set a goal to get a job. How does that help me get a job? It’s often easier to have a few small goals that help add up to “the big goal”. You’ve probably heard of S.M.A.R.T. goals,...

Recognizing Bullying Online

Recognizing Bullying Online

Bullying never feels good, especially the confusion that comes with not realizing you're being bullied by people who say they're your friends. So here are some tips for figuring out what online bullying looks like. One of the most common things a bully is trying to...

Recognizing Our Own Bullying Behavior

Recognizing Our Own Bullying Behavior

Being bullied online doesn't feel good, so it's important to check in with ourselves and recognize if we are being part of the problem. Here are a few easy ways to ways to make sure that we aren't behaving like bullies online. Don’t Jump on the Hate Train I've seen it...

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