February 3, 2020

I have a new job! Today will be my first day as a teacher assistant, working with mostly autistic students, at a wonderful school – with no seclusion, no restraint, and no ABA. Best of all, they specifically reward students for practicing self-advocacy!

I’m excited to be an example for these kids, and hopefully help them learn to better express what’s in their beautiful brains. I also really look forward to learning from their perspectives.

I’ll need to continue my web development work in the evenings and weekends, since my new salary will be lower, so I’m especially grateful for Patreon support now. If you’d like to help, please visit patreon.com/neurobeautiful – every little bit means a lot to me.

I look forward to sharing what I learn!

P.S. I write from my personal experience as an autistic. What I share is not a substitute for advice from an autistic medical professional. Also, some of my opinions have changed since I first wrote them.