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About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Moms Who Cope and Thrive with Autism | Circa May 15, 2007

May 15, 2007, 7:34 AM | Newsletter

 Autism / Spectrum Disorders
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from Lisa Jo Rudy

What does it mean to be the mother of a child on the autism spectrum? Check out some of these articles and blogs that explore and express the meaning of mothering a child with autism. Also in this newsletter: new articles on Asperger Syndrome and arequest for your advice.

The Joy of Autism: A Mothers Day Gift
These wonderful appreciations from mother’s of children with autism are just the tip of the iceberg.Read dozens more – and add your story and photo!

Breakthrough on the Playground
Having a child on the autism spectrum heightens our appreciation for small triumphs. As our kids learn to use the toilet, speak first words, make friends or acheive their goals, we need to share and celebrate. Here’s one inspiring story from Donna Cooper, mother of Jonathan, age 5.

Study Confirms the Amazing Strength of Mothers with Children on the Autism Spectrum
What is it like to mother a child with autism? According to a study published this month in the Journal of the American Association of Pediatrics, the answer is … complex. The bottom line, however, is that mothers of children with autism are stressed, anxious – and intensely supportive of and connected to their children.

By Eve Reiland

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