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by Amber Bowie April 04, 2023
Autism awareness month is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges faced by autistic individuals and their families, including moms. Here are some ideas to support autistic moms during autism awareness month:
Share their stories: Encourage autistic moms to share their personal experiences and challenges of raising a child on the spectrum. This can help to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding autism.
Promote self-care: Being a mom of an autistic child can be overwhelming and stressful. Encourage self-care practices such as mindfulness, meditation, exercise, and seeking support from friends or professionals.
Create a support group: Help create a support group for autistic moms where they can connect, share their experiences, and offer each other support.
Advocate for better services: Advocate for better services and resources for autistic individuals and their families. This can include advocating for better access to therapy, education, and support groups.
Attend events: Attend local events or fundraisers for autism awareness month to show support for autistic individuals and their families.
Share resources: Share resources and information about autism and parenting on social media or within your community. This can include sharing articles, blogs, and videos that promote understanding and awareness.
Offer practical help: Offer practical help such as babysitting, meal preparation, or running errands to help ease the burden of daily responsibilities.
Be inclusive: Include autistic moms in social events and activities. Offer accommodations such as sensory-friendly spaces or noise-canceling headphones to make events more accessible.
Recognize their strengths: Recognize and celebrate the strengths and talents of autistic moms. This can help to promote a positive and empowering image of autism.
Be a good listener: Sometimes, all an autistic mom needs is someone to listen to them without judgment. Be there to lend an ear and offer support when needed.
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