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
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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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