You Might Be An Autism Parent If

1. You might be an autism parent if you have to change the movie your child is watching 10 times in 5 mins because he wants to watch something else. – Jessica Bishop  

2. You might be an autism parent if you watch the same film over and over again and don’t complain. – Julie Betts

3. You might be an autism parent if you get both hit and hugged within 5 seconds of each other. – McGrandma Paul

4. You might be an autism parent if you can’t wait for your child to go to school after a hectic weekend but miss ‘em minutes after school starts. – Catie Nelson

5. You might be an autism parent if you would trade everything you have to spend just half an hour in your child’s mind to know how and what they’re thinking. – Martina-Jade P.

6. You might be an autism parent if you find yourself using your child’s therapeutic coping strategies for yourself. – Jennifer J-Stebbins.

7. You might be an autism parent if your blood boils everytime you see a status update about an autistic child being bullied. – Sarai Alataua

8. You might be an autism parent if the definition of a clean house is now one that doesn’t have an overflowing trash can, dishes in the sink are rinsed, and laundry is at least in the hamper or in the basket. – Jennifer Hodgon

9. You might be an autism parent if your friends fade as your life is consumed with many therapists, teachers, doctors, case managers, intervention specialists and these people have no clue you almost feel like they are your new best friends because you spend so much time around them and the subject of conversation is your children… (My favorite subject… I breathe for my kids. These people have no clue how much their support means to me!) – Shawna Marie

10. You might be an autism parent if a ‘good day’ means no one’s in the hospital, no one from the school called, no one from the police department is standing on your lawn and everyone’s sitting in one room without a problem. -Kristyne B. Urlacher

11. You might be an autism parent if someone walks into your house and asks if you live in a dangerous neighborhood and you say no… the window locks, gate locks and three types of door locks are to keep my kid in… not bad guys out. – Sarah P White

12. You might be an autism parent if your blood boils and it touches a nerve whenever you hear a child with autism being called the ‘R’ word.

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  • February 28, 2012 at 10:10 pm
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    You might be an autism parent if you find yourself gloating over your one-way ticket out of the rat race of vying for spots at “gifted” and “magnet” public schools.

    You might be an autism parent if the very same family who spent years destroying your self-esteem now refers to you as My Hero or The World’s Greatest Mom.

    You might be an autism parent if a neuro-typical person asks you a question and you catch yourself answering with little laminated pictures instead of words:^)

  • February 22, 2012 at 7:35 pm
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    You may be an autism parent if you talk to our child’s stuffed animals like she does because she tells you that these are her only friends.

    You may be an autism parent if you truly wish inside that one of her dreams(like the ones she see’s on TV s other kids get) like meeting her favorite singer, racecar driver, or baseball player in person because of who she is, would someday come true.

  • February 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm
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    #6 and #11 hit so close to home for me.

    It’s nice to know I’m not alone. #1 & 2 are both prevalent in my home. It depends on the day.

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