What Families of Autistic Kids Wish Providers Knew
with Tiffany Hammond
On the podcast we often hear from Autistic mothers diagnosed after their kids. But today, Tiffany Hammond (@fidgets.and.fries) tells us a different story. We hear about her life at the intersection of being Black and Autistic, her experience with providers, navigating services for her two Autistic sons, and her new book, A Day With No Words. Listen to the end for Tiffany’s takeaway to providers. It’s such a simple shift, but one we could go our who careers without learning.
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- Learn more from/about Tiffany through her social media (all under “Fidgets and Fries”):
- Learn more about/buy A Day With No Words!
- Tiffany also spoke about developmental milestones, which are (rightfully) critiqued in Episode 48, Applying a Disability Studies Lens to Therapy with Chelsea Wallaert
- Relatedly, we know that Autistic kids go through different developmental milestones. Tiffany spoke about one of her sons not babbling, and this has been widely researched (as ever, content warning for ableism with peer-reviewed research):
- Infants later diagnosed with autism have lower canonical babbling ratios in the first year of life (2022)
- Canonical Babbling: A Marker for Earlier Identification of Late Detected Developmental Disorders? (2019)
- Social and endogenous motivations in the emergence of canonical babbling in infants at low and high risk for autism (2021)
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