Not an Autism Mom is looking for autistic writers!
This is a blog geared toward parents.
Some readers are parents of autistic children. Others have kids with complex medical issues. My own children have a complicated medical history, including prematurity, developmental delays, and autism.
For the most part, parents look to other parents for advice. I want to help boost autistic voices and facilitate a dialogue between autistic individuals and parents.
There is no age restriction! Young-old, it doesn’t matter. And you don’t have to be a professional writer, just someone with a story to tell.
What would you like to tell parents?
Here are some sample topics:
- Why parents should presume competence (with a personal story)
- A time in your childhood that you didn’t feel heard
- What you wish your parents did, or didn’t do
- What therapies or experiences helped (or hurt) you the most
- A time you proved your doctors wrong
- A time they thought you weren’t listening
- A story of triumph
- A story of heartache
Please keep in mind, parents aren’t experts when their children get an autism diagnosis. Most doctors offer very little advice. So, parents go to the internet to seek answers. What do you want these parents to know?
If you’re interested in sharing your story, please send your article to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posts should be 500-1000 words. Please include a head shot and short bio. You may also send a feature picture, or I can choose one for you.