SUBSCRIBERS ONLY First and foremost I would like to thank you for visiting. starting this personal blog has been something I've wanted to do for a long time. For my daughter Camryn and I 2012 was a year of struggle, uncertainty, doubt, denial, and confusion. I had just come to realization after many restless nights … Continue reading WELCOME!
I wanted to touch on this subject a few days ago when Camryn and I made a trip to target to gather some last-minute items for her upcoming summer camp getaway however i wanted to really digest the situation that occurred while we were there and express my thoughts in the most genuine and heartfelt … Continue reading BE CLEAR, CONSISE AND SPECIFIC WITH DIRECTIONS DURING COMMUNITY/FAMILY OUTINGS…
As information about autism continues to spread, so do the myths on autism. There are many myths about autism; these myths are harmful, misleading and stigmatizing. It is important to demystify these myths to encourage parents of autistic children to seek treatment and eliminate stigma associated with autism. 1. Vaccines Cause Autism There are a … Continue reading 5 MYTHS ABOUT AUTISM IN THE BLACK GIRL COMMUNITY
Effect of Race on Diagnosis Today, it is widely known that there exist inequalities in our society along racial and ethnic lines particularly in areas such as education and household income. This inequality predictably affects the diagnosis and treatment of autism among children from Black communities. Research conducted in the past shows that Black children … Continue reading HOW AUTISM AFFECTS BLACK GIRLS
1. Sleep ProblemsResearch indicates that children with ASD are more likely to get sleep issues unlike their typical children. Autistic girls who have sleep issues experience sleepiness during the day hence leading to behavioral issues such as moodiness and aggression. Further, lack of sleep reduces concentration and attentiveness significantly which interfers with learning.Some of the … Continue reading FIVE COMMON MEDICAL DISORDERS THAT ARE MORBID IN BLACK GIRLS WHO HAVE AUTISM.
THE AUTISTA IS A BLACK GIRL WITH AUTISM. THE AUTISTA IS YOU. THE AUTISTA IS CREATIVE. THE AUTISTA, THERE SHE IS. THE AUTISTA IS HER. AND HER TOO. BLACK GIRL WITH AUTISM, RAISE YOUR HEAD HIGH. YOU ARE LOVE. YOU ARE STRONG. YOU ARE SMART. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. YOU ARE STRONG. YOU ARE JOY. THE … Continue reading AUTISTA: THE ART BEHIND THE NAME
Autistic children behave differently from their peers. This difference is exhibited in the way they speak, think and behave. Parents and teachers always ask themselves how they can support autistic black girls in school. Here are some tips for teachers and parents on how to support black autistic girls in school. 1. Pairing the Autistic … Continue reading 5 WAYS SCHOOLS CAN SUPPORT AUTISTIC BLACK GIRLS
Autism affects people across the globe and is not limited to one’s age, race or family background. Over the past few decades, researchers have dedicated their efforts and resources to identify barriers to autism services. They are: 1. Community and Cultural Factors African-American children are less likely to receive diagnosis at an early age hence … Continue reading BARRIERS OF AUTISM
If you care for someone with Autism then I’m certain you can agree with me that many days your patience is tested. You cannot give in to manipulative behaviors. YOu have to say what you mean, and mean what you say. In my experience caring for someone with Autism there has been a lot of … Continue reading MAMAS AND DADDYS: YOU HAVE TO HAVE ROUTINE AND STRUCTURE.
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