I started Autism Odysseys on Facebook three years ago as a place to post the plethora of memes I found myself making. I had no idea what I was doing but I was happy to find that others could relate to what I was posting! 3 years later, I’m still here and will be forever grateful for… Continue reading Autism Odysseys 3-Year Anniversary!
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!
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
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
We have evolved into a “Whovian” family over the course of a few years – my kids are ages 14, 12, 12 and 9. We have receptive / expressive language impairments (associated with an Autism diagnosis), so any subject that allows for reciprocal conversations is rejoiced! I also rejoice because I love sharing this interest… Continue reading 24 Times Doctor Who Has Helped Me Explain Autism
I have long been a fan of the 1967-1970 animated Spider-man series. Its uncomplicated simplicity is refreshing – and it allows for endless meme opportunities. Autism isn’t caused by bad parenting – any suggestions that it does will cause a visit from your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Unexpected schedule changes can be a very big deal… Continue reading 10 Times Retro Spider-Man Helped Explain Autism
Pixels was one of the movies of summer that my four children (ages 13, 11, 11 and 8) have been waiting to see after being in hysterics every time they saw the previews. My twins were 6 before we even attempted to see a movie in the theatre – since then, we have been frequent… Continue reading Why My Kids Thought Pixels was the Greatest
Yesterday was interesting with all the articles, shares, and talk about the family that was escorted off the United flight because of their “daughters autism”. Public opinion quickly divided. One side was completely outraged that an airline would “divert a flight because someone was autistic” I saw petitions, threats of lawsuit for discrimination etc. There… Continue reading A request to the autism community
You may have heard your kids talking about this game in recent months ? It’s a strategy based jumpscare game where you are the security guard in a “chuckie cheese’esque” pizza place & have to “survive” nights. There are animatronic creatures that meander about and the player has to use their resources in order to… Continue reading Why I love Five Nights At Freddy’s…..
The media likes to report on the negative experiences of special needs children by teachers in America. We don’t hear as much about the positive impacts just one teacher can have on their students. What can happen when they DO get the support they need, and then some? What can happen if a teacher is… Continue reading Everyone Should Have A Teacher Like Mrs. Frizzle