Autism is like a mystery That slowly unfolds You don’t know each day that comes What it’s gonna hold Some days are easy, Some days are not Some days to get by as a parent, It takes all the strength you’ve got You love your child dearly, That is very true So with every new

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Autism is hard to navigate Each new day you don’t know what’s on your plate. Some days are a breeze and some are not Courage and inner strength, you need a lot. Every autistic child is not alike So each parent sees things in a different light. Taking your kid out to do things around,

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He jumps up And his feet come back down Having fun at school On the playground.   He’s enjoying himself I can see the focus on his face As he jumps his rope And finds a happy place. This article was featured in Issue 103 – Supporting Emotional Needs

in Autism Poetry by Mary Kangas

A neurological disorder, In some children, doctors find. It involves deficits, A delay of the mind. The children who are affected by this Go through a great deal They work very hard. Their struggle is real. Their parents struggle with them Right alongside their little one, Taking it one day at a time With each

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Autism sleeps for no one, It lingers into the night. It is up with the stars It sleeps only when it likes.   Autism has many moods, It may jump from one mood to the next So, as you parent your child All you can do is your best. Autism has many faces. The faces

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