#youmightbeanautismparentif, You might be an autism parent and even if you aren’t I hope you’ll keep reading and share the tweets on Twitter and share this post on Facebook, Google Plus, etc.
#youmightbeanautismparentif you miss those who decided to stop blogging.
#youmightbeanautismparentif your heart breaks for all the times your child has been misunderstood &/or mistreated.
#youmightbeanautismparentif you have been misunderstood too.
#youmightbeanautismparentif your wish for the future is a kinder, more understanding and supportive world.
#youmightbeanautismparentif you don’t have time for pettiness because you spend your time repairing damage done by misunderstandings & meanness.
#youmightbeanautismparentif your heart breaks because your child did not have support from family, friends or professionals until she was older.
#youmightbeanautismparentif your focus is on educating others so they avoid your mistakes.
#youmightbeanautismparent if you see sensory sensitivities and traits of autism in characters in novels and immediately recognize them as such.
#youmightbeanautismparentif you added more favorites to your Twitter profile in the last two weeks than in the last year including the following:
@spectrummymummy #youmightbeanautismparentif you’re doing the toughest, most rewarding job of your life- and you can never, ever go on #STRIKE.
@anne_barbano #youmightbeanautismparentif you have a beautiful singer in the house!
@spectrummymummy #youmightbeanautismparentif your child doesn’t just march to the beat of their own drum, they dance to their own symphony.
@fcsfinest #youmightbeanautismparentif you’ve felt like reciting this quote, “Autism is not a tragedy…ignorance is.”
@diaryofamom #youmightbeanautismparentif you know that autism is one word, but there is no one autism.
@diaryofamom #youmightbeanautismparentif the next person who tells you that God doesn’t give you more than you can handle might want to duck.
@bradsdad #youmightbeanautismparentif you think the world might be a better place if we all were more like our aspies!!
@AutisticSpeaks #youmightbeanautieif you wish people weren’t so hell-bent on curing you and would just let you be who you are!
@AutisticSpeaks #youmighbeanautieif “But you don’t look autistic” was old, like, the first time!
@outoutout #youmightbeanautieif You were frozen out of yet another ‘parent support group’ because you can’t fake NT if you tried. 😦
@SarahMPottratz @msoricel #youmightbeanaspieif #youmightbeanautismparentif you have learned the letters after the name don’t make them an expert.
@BobbiSheahan @manyhatsmommyMI @RaisingASDKids because they started the whole #youmightbeanautismparent thread and they deserve their own #ff for that! ❤
Join in the fun if you haven’t already! Those of you who are not parents of someone on the spectrum, but who still care to learn more can google all three. People are continuing to add to them, so click on the links to learn more.
Mahalo to Jenny @manyhatsmommyMI who blogs at Many Hats Mommy for starting this and for creating a link for those who want to share the fun on their blogs and to Elise Ronan @RaisingASDKids who blogs at Raising Asperger’s Kids for creating the Twitter hashtag that has kept it going.