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Happy Mother's Day from Autism Speaks! This weekend, Autism Speaks celebrates moms like you who work hard to make the world a more understanding and accepting place of people with autism. In this post, we share just a small sample of the inspiring stories autism moms shared with the community through our Autism Mosaic.

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"As much as I can, whenever I can, I try to relegate anxiety over the boys’ collective happiness to a shelf somewhere in the remote recesses of my brain. I do this for them, because a happy mom is a more competent mom, and they need me to be that for them."

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Happy Mother's Day to the moms who have walked in our shoes, shared our fears, drank our wine and celebrated our kids' accomplishments!

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I admit, that twenty-something year plan I had in mind did not include autism.

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Many of us have this strange perception that people who lie in the autistic spectrum are to be cared for and looked after and they are not as good at understanding and empathizing with the feelings of the people around them.

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"If we could foster the girls’ tolerance, there was hope they’d kindle something deeper, something to enrich them once we were gone."

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Dear Liz, congratulations on your successful appointment to the position of “Autism Parent.” We understand you may be confused by this appointment, as you never actually applied for the post in the first place.

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In this blog leading up to Mother's Day, mom of 7 Lisa Smith talks about her feelings as the mother of a boy with autism. "People often say to me, 'I don’t know how you do it!' or 'You are amazing.' and 'I’d never be able to do the things you do.' I always respond with, 'I do it because I have to. You would be able to do the same for your child.'”

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