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Are You an Autism Mom? Submit a Guest Blog for Mother's Day!

By April 26, 2011

As Autism Awareness Month draws to a close, my thoughts are fast turning to NEXT month - and Mother's Day.

This year, I'm inviting autism moms to submit a guest blog to be published on this site during the month of May.  Here are the details:

  • Autism moms (or the people who love them) are invited to submit a guest blog of up to 1,000 words.  These should be personal reflections on motherhood and autism rather than essays on the state of the autism community, public policy, etc.
  • Photos and short author bios are welcome but optional.  Be sure you have the rights to any images and can provide a credit and caption.
  • If you are already a blogger, please send me an original piece that is NOT presently on your blog, along with a link to your blog so I can include it in the post.
  • I'm hoping to include moms of all sorts - that is, international moms; moms of very young children and moms of adults; moms who are themselves autistic and moms who never heard of autism until their child was born; moms of children with Asperger syndrome and moms of children with severe autism... moms who are hopeful and moms who are discouraged, moms who write for a living and moms who are just now starting to put their experiences in writing.
  • While I am open to all kinds of moms, I will not be publishing blogs that are thinly veiled (or unveiled) ads or promotions for a particular therapy, therapist, product, political belief, etc.

Please shoot me an email at autism.guide@about.com with any questions or to let me know you plan to submit a blog.  I'm asking that blogs be submitted between now and May 8, 2011 (Mother's Day).


April 26, 2011 at 5:46 pm
(1) Joan Campbell says:

Just to let you know that I posted your link on Autism mothers on Facebook

Admin to autism mothers.

April 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm
(2) Twyla says:

I am an autism mom. And I’m going to submit an article about some “personal reflections” on vaccines! haha, j/k

May 1, 2011 at 6:13 pm
(3) Virginia says:

I am submitting one now regarding emotions that go along with diagnosis and my hope for the future.

May 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm
(4) JANE says:

I am an autism mom of a 17 yr old georgeous son.

He is awesome. He’s punctual, honest and has a great eye for detail. He makes me so proud. He’s also a great friend to me.

He may not score at the top of his class but he is a great kid.


May 17, 2011 at 10:01 pm
(5) Tisha Reeves says:

My son just got an autism diagnosis Jan of this year. I’ve always known something was difrent. I have look my whole life for answers.
the horrifying facts are the schoo knew in a 2008 special education evaluation, and chose not to tell me . They are trying to screw us over again I NEED HELP!

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