“Worry,” “fear,” “chaos,” “exhaustion,” “hope,” “love.” These are some of the many words parents of kids with autism spectrum disorder use to describe their reality.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we asked the HuffPost Parents Facebook community to share what autism looks like in their families. While no two stories are identical, these parents wish for what everyone wants for their children: acceptance and joy.
Keep scrolling to see what autism looks like and read what it means for nearly 50 different families.
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Amber Fowler Palmer
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