15 Things Autism Moms Want you to Know

According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 59 children is affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Parenting a child with Autism has its share of good and bad moments and it’s not always easy to express them. Below is a list of 15 things parents of children with Autism want you to know.

1. Parents know best

2. Not all autism is the same

3. There is no “look” of autism

4. My child may not speak but she understands you

5. She also has a lot to say

6. My autistic child has feelings

7. She is not dumb

8. My child does want to play with others she just doesn’t know how

9. Please keep your unsolicited advice to yourself

10. Do not Pity me

11. I am not looking for an autism cure

12. Please be patient with my child

13. No, I don’t just need to discipline my child more

14. Don’t stop trying to include us

15. Please just listen

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Sarah is a work from home mom of two beautiful kids, an Autistic girl, Gwenie, and very active two-year-old boy, Jacob. She loves to write and research and to create businesses. Sarah’s Sage Advice is a lifestyle blog with topics about family, kids, parenting, Autism, marriage, and social issues. Sarah has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Southern New Hampshire University and loves to read, write, and play with her kids in her spare time.

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10 comments on “15 Things Autism Moms Want you to Know

  1. Thank you for this reminder. I have a few friends who has a child with autism and they do not really welcome unsolicited advice. Totally agree with you that we just need to keep it to ourselves.

  2. Thank you for this reminder. I have a few friends who’s child has autism and they do not really welcome unsolicited advise. Totally agree with you that we just need to keep it to ourselves.

  3. Thank you for this reminder. I have a few friends who’s child has autism and they do not really welcome unsolicited advise. Totally agree with you that we just need to keep it to ourselves. 🙂

  4. Thank you for this reminder. I have a few friends who have a child with autism and they do not really welcome unsolicited advice. Totally agree with you that we just need to keep it to ourselves.

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