How To Study With ADHD

Effective study tips and strategies for fellow ADHDers Welcome to my nerd-dom I am a self-professed nerd (and proud of it). I love to read, I love to learn, and if school had been free, I would have remained a student for many more years. As it is, I have two degrees, and spend much of myContinue reading “How To Study With ADHD”

The Potential New Canada Disability Benefit

Bill C-22 was unduly delayed in December so politicians could take an extended holiday An open letter to my Member of Parliament (MP) Candice Bergen, MPE-886 Thornhill StreetMorden, Manitoba R6M 2E1 Re: Bill C-22 — Canada Disability Benefit December 14, 2022 Dear Ms. Bergen, As your constituent I urge your continued support of Bill C-22, an Act toContinue reading “The Potential New Canada Disability Benefit”

Dyspraxia And Apraxia

Motor and coordination issues in Autism and ADHD Communication is a basic human right Humans place an unreasonable level of importance on communicating verbally, but that’s an ableist belief of superiority based on speech being the method of communication preferred by the majority of the population. Building on my previous article, I do acknowledge the potential flawsContinue reading “Dyspraxia And Apraxia”

Inattentive ADHD & The Elephant Brain

Helping children and parents understand inattentive-type ADHD Book Review: Andrew’s Awesome Adventures With His ADHD Brain This article consists of two parts: The first is an explanation of inattentive-type ADHD and how it is different from other types. The second is a review of a book called Andrew’s Awesome Adventures With His ADHD Brain, by KristinContinue reading “Inattentive ADHD & The Elephant Brain”

No, Tylenol Does Not Cause Autism

That’s not what the research says: there is no conclusive evidence proving a causal link Popular media always gets it wrong I was avoiding writing about this because I did not want to lend validity to the ridiculousness of these recent claims that Tylenol causes Autism. Having recently been solicited by Autism Moms (TM), asking me toContinue reading “No, Tylenol Does Not Cause Autism”

Time Blindness Explained

ADHD, Autism, and Executive Dysfunction What is time blindness? Time blindness is difficulty recognizing or estimating the amount of time which has passed. It can also cause difficulty estimating how long it will take to complete a task. Time blindness can happen as a result of executive functioning challenges causing difficulty with planning and organization.Continue reading “Time Blindness Explained”

#BellLetsTalk: Less Talking, More Walking

Walking the walk, as in effecting meaningful change 2023 update I was (unfortunately) just reminded that #BellLetsTalk day is coming up. In light of the blatant virtue signalling and large corporations profiting off a meaningless campaign, I propose a different hashtag to mark January 25, 2023. I propose #DontBeAllTalk. I am a neurodiversity and mentalContinue reading “#BellLetsTalk: Less Talking, More Walking”

If Inclusive Education Month Granted Wishes

As an advocate for children, these would be my three wishes February is inclusive education month It’s just around the corner. Anyone happen to see a blue genie with a big singing voice around lately? If inclusive education month were like a genie in a lamp that could grant me three inclusion-related wishes, these would beContinue reading “If Inclusive Education Month Granted Wishes”

Autistic Mirroring, Masking, & “Unstable Personality”

Yet another ‘ah-ha’ moment for me. One of my most popular pieces is I Was Masking For So Long, I Lost Myself. That story begins with the following quote: “She doesn’t have her own personality, she just acts like whoever she’s with.” An observant, but cruel bully said this about me, I think I was aboutContinue reading “Autistic Mirroring, Masking, & “Unstable Personality””

Our Kids Deserve So Much Better

Manitoba’s government insists on wasting money which should be spent on bettering public education in our province If only this were satire Manitoba’s education ministry just announced a campaign to enhance student presence and engagement. Get this. They’re calling it… “School. Keep Going.” That’s it, that’s their slogan. What is the government actually doing? When I went toContinue reading “Our Kids Deserve So Much Better”