You Might Be An Autism Parent If…

Autism Diagnosis

you might be an autism parent ifRecently Twitter Exploded with a brand new hashtag. #youmightbeanautismparentif has been used to describe how you can tell a parent has a child with autism. The hashtag has been used over 3,000 times. Some tweets are inspirational, others are tongue-in-cheek and others are downright funny!

Check out our top hand picked #youmightbeanautismparentif tweets and check out some other blog posts that post their favorite tweets.

Below you can also check out the most recent #youmightbeanautismparentif tweets.

The Top 13 #youmightbeanautismparentif:

helen hamill@helenhamill

you wouldn’t change your child for the world- but want often to change the World for your child !


The only support group you attend regularly is the #autism hashtag on Twitter.


you have a will and a guardian picked out but know deep down inside you can never ever die


etting your autistic child pick up the phone when telemarketers call just feels right.


you’ve heard “But he looks so normal. Are you sure he has #autism ?” (more than once)


you have learned to love your child for who they are, rather who they should be. Best lesson ever!


You cringe when your speaking with someone who says they know about Autism because they met SOMEONE WITH IT ONCE


you’ve spent a lot of time debating ‘has autism’ vs ‘autistic’ and still feel comfortable with neither.


you consider an IEP meeting a date out with your husband.


You celebrate the simple things, like a peaceful car ride or a full night’s sleep.


Your child has taught you greater patience, understanding, empathy & compassion than you ever thought possible.


Your twitter friends understand you and your child better than your local friends and family.


one moment, you feel completely alone & the next, you’re a part of a large, passionate & supportive community.

More Top #youmightbeanautismparentif

Here are some post from other bloggers listing their favorite #youmightbeanautismparentif

Living With Logan

Many Hats Mommy

Autism Wonderland

Unhandicapping the Disabled Life

Aspie In The Family

Spectrummy Mummy

Running For Autism

Im A Mom Too

The Family Chaffins

Caffeinated Autism Mom

The Aspie Side of Life

Livin Life 123

A Diary of a Mom

The Latest #youmightbeanautismparentif


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Tzvi Schectman is the Family Coordinator for the Friendship Circle of Michigan and the Editor of the the Friendship Circle Blog. You can connect with Tzvi on LinkedIn and Google+
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  • jean

    any form of support is so necessary , yet so difficult to be found have just found this blog and everyones statements sound so familiar – one big happy family
    i really think awareness should be increased,,, its not our children who have the problem it is society in general…..

  • Jenny

    Thanks for linking up at my Linky Tool! I think this whole thing is amazing, and I appreciate your sharing about it!

  • Amy

    if you spend more time in therapy waiting rooms and or offices than most rooms in your actual house.