Over the years, I have enjoyed reading Autism parent blogs, being a part of their journey, feeling their emotions and, being able to relate to someone who was on similar path. I remember following Kreed’s World with discipline, relating to Mom’s
journey of laughter, love and struggles. I cried when tragically Kreed passed away six months ago and, Mom’s world became ” silent” as she courageously published her feelings on her blog, Nothing is more tragic than the loss of a child, sadly a feeling I have felt myself. Parenting a child with Autism can have an alienating affect. Finding parents to relate to can sometimes be difficult. In the world of technology the internet can be a wonderful place to making connections, friendships and, learn from others who have much knowledge to share. I have made many friendships, been able to ask questions, answer questions and be a part of the wealth of knowledge.
The blogs are not in any particular order.
I have made a list of 10 Autism Parent Blogs. ( Including Kreed’s World, above)
This blog is a different blog than most others. It combines stories on Nina’s 13 year old son, Niam Jain, who has autism. Niam is an emerging artist and autism model. Stories are real and humorous. Nina even draws out hilarious satire crappy illustrations of her life we all can relate too. Nina run’s a free Educational Website for special needs children called able2learn.com. She often posts blogs about education, how to use educational materials, parenting tip, do-it-yourself projects and, autism cooking. Check out Niam’s website www.niamjain.com and, thesocialpoop.com for her other son’s website on social issues.
13 year old Niam Jain, from Canada, has autism and minimal speech and comprehension. He posts pictures and blogs of his life. He requires prompting. A very cute blog. Watch this little boy grow into a young man. Be inspired, and, watch this talented young man defy all odds and become an independent business owner. Experience the potential.
Mom describes her blog as
“To the world, I am a Positive Autism Mom who plays the card she’s been dealt with Grace and Humor. In truth, I can get pretty pissed off sometimes. This is where I will vent. I tend to curse. Be warned.” If you are looking for a blog that is not sugar coated this is the one for you. It is raw and insightful.
I love this blog. I stumbled upon it by accident. Mom describes her blog as
“I’m a mother of two sons, a ten year-old and a five year-old. Both of my children are diagnosed with autism, my youngest son also has a diagnosis of ADHD and dyspraxia. Much of my blog is about my parenting experiences with my ten year-old, who has had his diagnosis since he was three, but has shown signs of his autism well before then. I also blog about wider autism issues and a variety of autism view-points. ”
As a mom, I love to read father blogs. It is wrong to say father’s are not sensitive or have the same feelings. What I love the most about father blogs is the perspective they have and, how they share their feelings. Father describes himself and his blog as
“My name is Stuart Duncan and I am the father of 2 great boys, Cameron (Autistic) and Tyler, his younger brother. It wasn’t until my oldest son was diagnosed with autism that I recognized many similarities between us that lead to the eventual diagnosis of Aspergers for myself at the age of 36. It was at this point where I really started to recognize why I felt I didn’t belong in any other field and found my place within the autism community.”
Michelle is an Australian writer and neurodiversity rights advocate, with a background in education and psychology. Michelle is part of a neurodiverse family, with neurodivergences including autism, bipolar, depression, anxiety, sleep challenges and sensory sensitivities. Michelle identifies as Autistic. Michelle writes on a variety of topics.
Mom has three son’s, one with Autism. Mom’s blogs are very insightful, raw and emotional. She describes her situation by describing her feelings in detail. She talks about the good and the bad. She does not make it out to seem like she has all the answers. Her advocation for her son is admirable.
Mom has a child with Autism. She describes herself as ” a mother, I will never give up on my child who has autism. I will never give up hope. I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.
Pretty impressive, dad has a host of blogging awards. Yeah Dad! Dad describes his very raw and emotional blog as ” is to provide insight, from a Dad’s perspective, into the life of my family raising three totally awesome boys with Autism and various other special physical/emotional needs.I provide support to the Autism community, both publicly and privately.
My mission is to show others of similar circumstance that they are not alone, while at the same time, educating the rest of the world as to what Autism families can experience on a daily basis.
I do all of this out of a true desire to make a difference and set a positive example for my kids. ”
Niam communicates through his paintings. Check out Niam’s beautiful painting.
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