March Articles So Far

A collection of my articles published in the first ten days of March.

I Shouldn’t Have To Read Your Damn Mind

A harmful myth about Autism persists. (Actually, quite a few harmful myths and stereotypes persist, but today I’m talking about one in particular). Despite extensive evidence to the contrary, many “professionals” continue to perpetuate this harmful stereotype.

Stop Asking Me If You Should Give Your Child Coffee

Caffeine and ADHD: Adults, do what you want, but I will not tell you it’s okay to give your kid coffee without speaking to their doctor. I often see parents asking about medicating their children with caffeine without even discussing medication options with the child’s pediatrician.

Public Education Needs An Adapted Learning Plan

Our public education system needs a remedial learning plan. The way school staff are taught is so out-dated, they need a plan to help them catch up. I feel like I need to write some IEP or adapted learning goals for public schools.

Trans — Is A Prefix Which Means ‘Across’

Another one of my stories was boosted on Medium!

The trans in transgender isn’t short for ‘transition’, it refers to spanning across the gender spectrum. There is transgenderism — as in genders being fluid, changing, or ranging across a spectrum — everywhere in nature. There are thousands of examples of this gender fluidity in nature in plants, fish, birds, and reptiles.

Please Prove Me Wrong About Advisory Councils

I wish to express my gratitude for the hard work of this advisory council in putting together this report and providing their recommendations to our minister of education. Solid recommendations and good policies are pointless without the will and resources to enact them.

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Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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