What Do Autism Mom’s Need On Mother’s Day?

Filed Under (Acceptance, Family) by Estee on 08-05-2010

I was doing a little mother’s day research this evening. When I saw Sophie, I was really happy. I was happy because I know Adam thanks me for all of these things that I do every day and I do not need him to say it just because it’s Mother’s Day. I can see his appreciation everyday when he sees me, grabs my face to look at me, when he snuggles with me, when he jumps into my bed, when he comes to me when he’s sad for comfort. We have the same connection.

All I need is this, and Adam needs my unconditional love.

It’s great being an autism mom, as it is any other kind. Happy Mother’s Day to all the autism mothers and grandmothers today.


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I’m a PhD candidate at York University, Critical Disability Studies, with a multi-disciplinary background in the arts as a curator and writer. I am the Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project (www.taaproject.com), and an enamoured mother of my only son who lives with the autism label. I like to write about our journey, critical issues regarding autism in the area of human rights, law, and social justice, as well as reflexive practices in (auto)ethnographic writing about autism.