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  1. Jacquie
    September 7, 2015 @ 11:56 am

    Another marvelous, intuitive post. Thank you from ALL autism mamas, grandmas, teachers, babysitters and respite workers.

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  2. Allison
    September 7, 2015 @ 11:58 am

    I’m raising my hand. And sending you a simple ‘thank you’ for this fantastic, heart-wrenching post that gives voice to what so many of us go through. Always, always sending support from a long distance here in LA. Although Autism Mamas rarely meet, the mental, emotional and psychic energy must be well used to have each others’ back.s

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  3. Gabriel's Angels
    September 7, 2015 @ 12:17 pm

    ♡ this post, as always. I breathed a sigh of relief, knowing there is someone who put many of my thoughts down into words :).

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  4. Janet
    September 7, 2015 @ 12:31 pm

    As a mother of a 21 year-old on the spectrum, your definition is so very accurate.

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    • Janet
      September 8, 2015 @ 12:15 pm

      Once again you tug at my heart and just knowing so many other Moms understand also what your most inner thoughts reveal is a blessing. God bless all of you as a grandmother of a sixteen yr old handsome young man who perceives the world in an entirely different way.

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  5. Elle
    September 7, 2015 @ 12:36 pm

    This is incredible. I love it. Thank you. I want to read it again and again.

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  6. Tammy
    September 7, 2015 @ 1:55 pm

    yep…the definition is all encompassing and on the mark. Thank you for putting it out there. 🙂

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  7. Ann Kilter
    September 7, 2015 @ 2:02 pm

    Me me me. So many of your self portraits could be a snapshot of my life. My son is 27 and oldest daughter is 29.

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  8. Donna
    September 7, 2015 @ 3:03 pm

    Wow, what an amazing mother you are! Such a beautiful insight for all of us Autism Mamas. Our circle of friends, groups & places maybe smaller now, but hand on heart it makes my life more fulfilling. My son is teaching me patience, perseverance & love like nothing I have ever known. And every morning I give thanks for the blessing that is my amazing husband 🙂

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  9. Teresa Swanson
    September 7, 2015 @ 6:24 pm

    This expresses so many feelings I’ve had about my 5 year old son with ASD. I will definitely share this with other moms in my autism mom’s group. Thank you for your honesty about life with Jack.

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  10. oshrivastava
    September 8, 2015 @ 3:21 am

    Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.

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  11. Sandra
    September 9, 2015 @ 2:32 pm

    Once again, you have verbalized all my experiences on this journey.

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  12. marie
    September 10, 2015 @ 8:15 pm

    It’s challenging. My son started pulling out his hair at age 13. He hasn’t really stopped since. He will be 17 soon.

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  13. Danielle
    September 12, 2015 @ 10:51 am

    I read this after an hour of listening to my 7 year old daughter (on the ASD spectrum) run around my living room in a circle shouting out theories about the families of various peripheral My Little Pony characters. She is an only child and I am terrified that she will never live independently (and about what will happen when we are too old to care for her or we die). Thank you for speaking to my heart every Monday.

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  14. Deb
    September 16, 2015 @ 7:46 am

    What you wrote applies to mamas of disabled children too. It made me cry and I’m thankful I’m not the only one who feels this way. Thank you.

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  15. jessjneil
    September 26, 2015 @ 7:45 pm

    Carrie,
    Thank you so much for all your works on autism. I have read your book and keep up with all you posts. This particular post hit home for me as I shuttle our son to 8 hours a day of therapy. I am grateful for the services, but feel like I am missing out on a “normal motherhood” experience. The best remedy came when my husband blogged about what he imagined my thoughts, emotions, and hopes must be working with our son (also named Jack). He was dead on and I think many moms of autistic kids could relate. Thanks again for your post.
    http://www.idratherbeinwichita.com/?p=123

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