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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in Autism Poetry by Mary Kangas

Her favorite toy signs to me Its blue and purple lights twinkle in the darkness of her room. It talks of adventures And magic This princess doll does not know that the most magical girl in the world Is holding onto it. She is our princess. She is our world, quiet and contemplative. She holds

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in Autism Poetry by Mary Parker

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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in Autism Poetry by Mary Kangas

The anxiety has taken over Your face is full of fear I don’t know what started it today I know you’re gone; not here Your fear of losing your toys It overwhelms you The thought of them breaking It consumes you Toys are here to be played with Toys are meant to be fun But

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in Autism Poetry by Rachel Alexander

Mommy tells me you have autism I don’t understand the name Mommy says you see things differently But to me, you look the same… Some days you say you need space You tell me to leave you alone Some days you’ll want to play with me Those days are so much fun! I watch you

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in Autism Poetry by Rachel Alexander

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

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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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in Autism Poetry by Mary Kangas

Some days everything is good Some days are just ok Some days I want to fall apart Trying to keep the tears at bay Each and every day is different And a new lesson is learned It catches you by surprise While a new page is turned   Tomorrow is a new day Today was

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in Autism Poetry by Rachel Alexander

Your kid was diagnosed with autism and you don’t know what to do… ‘Where do I even start?! I don’t have a clue!’ You may have hoped for a healthy child and a perfect life… This diagnosis may have cut you like a knife. You may feel down or in the dumps… But autism is

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in Autism Poetry by Grace Braun

Laughing is all I hear and my tummy feels amazing and who knows what my face is doing?   this movie is so funny I am here alone and feeling happy   not that alone is better than with oh no, I wouldn’t say that   this is fun sometimes leaning forward sometimes touching my

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in Autism Poetry by Kenna Josephene

There was once a little girl who longed to be like you. She longed to be like others but was mistaken to be aloof. She struggled and struggled when it was time to go to sleep. Every little sound, every little peep; why, oh why couldn’t she go to sleep? Ah, but there was relief! 

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in Autism Poetry by Jayna Morgan Robinson, BSBA

A family day out; it’s a beautiful day The sun is shining; it’s brisk, not cold You’re running around and laughing That sound never gets old   We’re waiting for our table I promise it won’t be long I know you’re getting irritable Please wait; please hold on   Then I hear those awful words

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in Autism Poetry by Rachel Alexander

When you see me on the bench, do not feel sad for I am in another land. A land where I am free to do what I want. With wizards and superheroes. With laughter and action and sometimes tears. Outside my world I am quiet and shy. Inside my world it’s a wild ride. Inside

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in Autism Poetry by Sophia French

The story starts with a young boy. He thought he was the same as me and you, except he was a little different than everybody else. He had autism, and didn’t know until his parents told him before he moved to middle school. He still had no concept of how it made him different, until

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in Autism Poetry by Luke Stewart