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Best Autism Odysseys GIFs of 2016 

Goodbye 2016, hello 2017! Here are some of the top performing “gif” posts of the year on Autism Odysseys. It may take a little longer to display all the gifs –  hopefully some of them are relatable!

When you get woken up in the middle of the night.  (Tommy Boy)

What food aversions look like. (Despicable Me)

It’s not quite that simple. (Doctor Who)

When you meet others who get it. (Doctor Who)

Listening to what happened at school. (Supernatural)

When you get unsolicited parenting advice (Doctor Who)

When your child tries a new food (Superntural)

Watching my kids do new things.(Firefly)

Lastly, parents watching their kids in public.

I am grateful for your support as we work to spread awareness and acceptance of autistic differences.

 Happy New Year everyone!

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10 Gifs That May Sum Up Being The Parent of An Autistic Child

It has been 9 years since my twins were first diagnosed with Autism and  I can truly say it has been an adventure. I have learned a lot over the years about myself and my children and one of the most important things for me is having a sense of humor. There have been many… Continue reading 10 Gifs That May Sum Up Being The Parent of An Autistic Child

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#LightItUpWho for Autism Awareness and Acceptance 

April is Autism Awareness month with April 2nd designated as Worldwide Autism Awareness Day.  While awareness is important, acceptance and inclusion of autistic individuals is also desperately needed. It’s also needed 12 months and 365 days a year. To commemorate the need for a year long campaign, the #LightItUpWho hashtag was created to keep the… Continue reading #LightItUpWho for Autism Awareness and Acceptance 

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February on Autism Odysseys

 February highlights of original content posted on Autism Odysseys on Facebook throughout the month! 1. Special Education2.Don’t underestimate a child’s intelligence.3. Milestones4. Redirection via MIB (and photoshop)5. Redirect with electronics via Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (and photoshop) 6. Don’t run out of your child’s favorite food7. The big things can be little things to everyone else.8. Sometimes celebrities need… Continue reading February on Autism Odysseys

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10 Things To Make Comic Conventions More Enjoyable With Kids (Including Those With Special Needs)

We have recently started attending comic conventions as a family after discovering that our kids (ages 9, 12, 12 and 14) really enjoyed them. For anyone considering attending a convention whether it is for comics, fandom, anime or video games, here are a few tips to help make the convention experience better for everyone. 1.… Continue reading 10 Things To Make Comic Conventions More Enjoyable With Kids (Including Those With Special Needs)

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14 Times Autism Has Been Explained by Arrow And The Flash

Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s are Flash and Arrow nights in my house (plus Monday is Supergirl) and Thursday will soon be Legends of Tomorrow night! This is a compilation of posts that have been posted on Autism Odysseys Autism parents know that real friends are the ones who are there when life starts throwing boomerangs.   Elevator-induced autism… Continue reading 14 Times Autism Has Been Explained by Arrow And The Flash