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1 34 minutes ago
See this picture?? This was yesterday and had me in tears.
Vanessa has autism ✨ and attends school in a mainstream class. We have worked SO hard with her over the years on overcoming anxiety especially when it comes to relating to peers. She would copy and imitate them, but was too anxious to socialize.
It got so bad for her that it was physically damaging her body😢, and we agreed to put her on medication although we were so hesitant. 🌱Right before we were going to get the prescription we decided to try a natural plant oil and see how it goes. The rest is history!! We never needed to get the medication, this oil helped her so much! 👉Last year she took a small bus home and was dropped off at my house because she was terrified of the big bus and the noise from so many kids. We started her oil in May. In September she asked to try the big bus again. 😀Which brings me to this picture... she got off the bus and told me she wants to walk home with her new friend ❤️ when she got home she told me, “Mommy! I really wanted to be friends with her so I told myself I could do it. I was scared for a minute but then I asked her if she wants to be friends and she said yes!” This is 💥HUGE💥. I’m so thankful I found a natural thing that helps her so much. It’s helping my daughter break free from her own barriers!! #cbdwellnesswarriors
#tbthursday When life was fun for this family. Now I ask what happened to his fun? After the autism diagnosis our lives stopped being fun. We were happy with our lives and now it turned into hell. Sometimes I think about it and I regret telling him only because life was better before the diagnosis 😢😢. Right now we are currently living in hell. Too many demons were fighting. My anxiety level is to where I'm shaking. Please bring happy back to my family!😢😢😢👪 My life can't be positive and happy all the time when you are fighting demons. That's the life we got dealt. I try my best and that's all I can do. And thinking about how tomorrow morning I go back in for the Zoladex injection. Yeah I'm in hell with stress right now. Time for yoga and meditation all day! Too much going on. Have a day! Be present and alert. Sending positive thoughts on your journey today!🤗🤗💜💜
Heading into the DMV to renew my license and feeling weirdly sad to not have this picture anymore. I KNOW ridiculous but LISTEN... I was pregnant with Jax! I remember going in and everyone commenting on my perfect round belly and telling me congrats. That’s feels like a lifetime ago! Yes, I get weirdly sentimental 😂 took my five years after I moved to NY to change my phone number because I didn’t want to give up the 248 area code. Do you get weirdly sentimental, too?
1 1521 minutes ago
Od neděle máme velkou slečnu 💙 Dárečky se jí líbily, i když nechápe, proč je dostala... poslední 2 týdny před 4.narozeninami přinesly velké pokroky. Ze dne na den začala kreslit konkrétní obrázky - hlavně stromy 🌳 a šnečky 🐌. Začala o něco víc napodobovat, zkouší jednoduchou fantazijní hru, a někdy si i hraje skoro jako ostatní děti. Začala komunikovat a hrát si prostřednictvím kolíčků na prádlo, co vypadají jako žraloci. Abych ale neměla moc velkou radost, její záchvaty vzteku 💥se zhoršily. Je jich sice míň, ale trvají déle a nedaří se mi ji nijak zklidnit. Kolikrát pak už brečím s ní... Taky hůř zvládá, když spolu komunikuje 3 a víc lidí, nebo když člověk mluví s někým jiným, než s ní. Častěji se "vypíná" a nereaguje. Odmítá skoro všechno jídlo. V noci špatně spí a dohání to přes den, což je dost začarovanej kruh... Kdoví, co nám tohle období přinese... #poruchyautistickehospektra#mimonek#autismlife#autismmom#narozeniny
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💄 Accountability can come in any form...
🏋🏼♀️Workouts are easy for me. I’ve already established that habit and it’s second nature. It’s something that I LOVE because it’s like play time for me and I feel amazing after.
💄 Ask me about skin care and makeup 😳 and it’s like me trying to explain fitness, wellness and supplements to someone who’s never worked out a day in their life. 😂
I need super stupid simple! 🙌🏻 I need accountability. So thanks to my friend Kimm Moore who did an amazing job with my makeup and gave me those “dash-out-the-door” hacks and simple ways to make it a daily habit.
It’s not easy to change habits overnight but focusing on one small change daily and keeping it super stupid simple 🙋🏼♀️ is one way to make it second nature over time.
Appearance matters so I’m committed to ditching the sweaty gym messy mom look and putting a little extra effort on the daily. I’m thoroughly impressed that the setting spray she gave me kept my eyebrows on point even with the way I workout! 💁🏼♀️💦💦💦
👇👇👇What do you struggle too with that you’d like to start creating a daily habit???
3 836 minutes ago
There’s a Bible verse 📖(and probably a gazillion quotes) that says something along the lines of “Knowledge puffs up.” Our society today (and we as individual members) likes to KNOW things. 🙋♀️ Sharing what we KNOW makes us feel good about ourselves. Feeling like we KNOW a lot makes us feel good about ourselves (and sometimes better than those pitiful others who don’t KNOW as much as we do). 🙄 Often when we KNOW things and others don’t agree with us, we get annoyed or angry. Or at least, we discount what they say because we KNOW better. I see this in education. In business. In health. In politics. In families. In church. In EVERYTHING. 🤦♀️ The problem with thinking we KNOW so much is that we are not always right. And we miss out on opportunities and things that could help us and others because of our limiting beliefs. 😬
By now you are thinking, Aubri, I KNOW all this 😂 but why the heck are you posting this with a picture of Finley wearing a hat? 🧢
If my Mimi had told me she was making Finley a hat, I would have told her not to. I would have told her I’ve never gotten Finley to leave a hat on her head for more than 3️⃣ seconds. I would have told her I KNOW my child and it was a pointless endeavor. 👎
Well, if you know Vera Wunderlich you KNOW she often does what she wants and doesn’t ask. 😂 So she presented Finley with this hat and I thought, “Wow, that’s nice but I KNOW she’ll never wear it. Poor Mimi.” 🤦♀️ But I was wrong. Finley decided she loved the hat. She wore it for hours. She looks absolutely adorable and her head was warm. And none of that would have happened if I had been able to tell Mimi what I thought I knew. 🤐
Wearing or not wearing a hat is relatively trivial, but being puffed up with all we think we KNOW and missing out on what others can teach us—on what God can teach us—is far from trivial.
So many times we get in our own way. Be bold, courageous, and chase your dreams. Start today and live your best life.
1 6an hour ago
Had a workout 🏋🏼♀️ buddy this morning! 🥰❤️ Was literally doing my flutter kicks core workout with a weight and he sits on my stomach 😳
Took it as a challenge instead of upsetting him by pushing him off. #absonfire 😂
There is so much autism talent out there just waiting to be acknowledged. Inclusion for autism is a great leap forward in humanity. Including Alex in the Rock and Roll skate video by Positive Charge Skateboards, is appreciated more than they could ever know. Here are some clips of Alex included in their video. Thanks for watching.✌🏼+💙 ~Lisa
Getting ready for Thanksgiving! Make sure to include the kiddos in the preparation process. Give them their own bowl and have them help mash the potatoes.
This will work on their hand-eye coordination and motor skills that will be needed later for writing.
Have fun cooking!
4 181 hours ago
My speech would go something like this: (said while fanning my eyes filled with tears of joy) "I am so honored to accept this Meanest Mom Award. It means I have set boundaries and am keeping my child accountable for their actions. I am so happy that after the 50th time of telling them to clean their room, it was finally done with the help of grounding them to their messy room without electronics.
I'd like to thank my mom who won this award herself a few years in a row. And my dad who also is well-known for winning the "You Hate Me" award several years back. And lastly, my husband, who stands by me all the way, supporting me as Meanest Mom. I am aiming for the "It's Not Fair" award next week although my husband seems to be ahead of me in winning that one. Thank you and good night!" 😂😂😂 (With all the deep posts I have been posting, I thought it would be nice to have a lighter, funny one...😉) #parenting#meanestmom#autismmom#teenagers#momofteens#kneedeepinautism#happythursday
"These are Hunter and Aidan. Hunter is playing basketball at Truman State and left a few weeks ago. Aidan is severely autistic and not keen on showing or receiving affection. This is what happened when they were reunited during an impromptu visit to Truman." ~Stephanie
The last couple ofweeks have left me feeling emotionally exhausted. My mind is going a million miles a second. None of the doctor appointments for myself or Anthony have yielded any information that makes any difference. It has been difficult trying to get back into a groove in any capacity since the hurricane. I am impatient in many areas at this moment. Young people are always in such a hurry to grow up. They don't understand that you never feel any more prepared when the unexpected happens, life always has challenges and regardless of our age in some ways, everyday, you continue wondering if you will ever learn, if you will be fully grown up today, next week. The truth is, love, pain, joy, sadness, victory, defeat, confidence, shame, fear and bravery all feel EXACTLY the same at 50 as it did at 10. The only difference is the face looking back in the mirror is slowly becoming a mural of your ancestors, a tapestry of your experiences. Too many thoughts, not enough clear decisions. Maybe tomorrow clarity will reemerge. #autismmom#spinabifidamom#maythurnersyndrome#armystrong#armyveteran#spartantraining#hiit#hittworkout#womenveterans
1 81 hours ago
It's easy to become wrapped up in what could be or what is not. We can be sad that our children or ourselves don't connect in a typical way with the outside world. We can be sad that our children or ourselves don't experience expected or traditional moments in life. Or we can focus on what is. The beautiful uniqueness of our lives and the special moments that autism brings.
One area that I find this the most hard is to do with Noah's lack of imagination. He is capable of imagining things but it's limited. He can understand that things happen in the future but he can not say what he wants without seeing items. To pick out a t shirt, we have to lay them all on the floor because he can't picture them from memory. To decide what to eat, we need to look at pictures or packets to pick what is desired. I can't ask him what he wants for dinner because, unless he is particularly craving something, he cannot imagine all the options.
He also does not play elaborate imaginative play and these games are few and far between. I am the complete opposite. I grew up creating intensely complicated imaginative world's, inhabited with dozens of imaginary people. In my own invisible world's, I was able to play out emotional and social situations to practice what I should do. This evolved into writing novels and short stories.
However, this also came at a price, because I struggled to leave my world and inhabit the real one. My own world was always much more comfortable and safe, I was never awkward, I was never 'wrong' in my imaginary friends' minds. Leaving this world to participate in society was not an inviting prospect.
Yesterday, Noah and his friend ran around the house on imaginary broomsticks flying after the golden snitch. They took the time turner and made a base in the living room, wands clasped in their hands. My heart sang seeing the joy he accessed through his imagination.
It is okay to be sad but we must not dwell on what is lost. We must look to what we have gained instead and savour the good moments our unique children or our unique minds bring. However, it is also okay to take joy in the unexpected moments that we get back.
4 301 hours ago
Mañana cumplo mis primeras dos semanas en mi trabajo nuevo, que amo! Después de más de 2 meses esperando por el trabajo perfecto, lo encontré. En estas dos semanas he tenido la oportunidad de hacer todo lo que había desarrollado con clientes freelance por separado, en una misma empresa y estoy fascinada. Necesitaba sentirme útil y activa después de tanto tiempo dedicada casi exclusivamente a Oli.
Estás dos semanas también han sido positivas para Oliver pues ha demostrado su independencia al estar con la niñera en las tardes. Ha compartido mucho con los hijos de su nana y hasta ha tomado gusto por comiquitas nuevas.
Anoche me fui al cine a ver el estreno de #TheCrimesofGrindelwald y lo disfruté demasiado. Seguiré el lineamiento de #ProtectTheSecrets pero si le recomendaré a todas las mamis que aman el mundo mágico de JK Rowling que se tomen unos minutos para si mismas y vayan a ver la peli. Y si no eres #Potterhead cuéntame, como o con qué actividades te dedicas tiempo a ti misma?
Me ‘your grades are shocking and I’ve caught you on the phone late at night again... so I’ve deleted your games’
Son ‘I hate you’
Me ‘tell it to the therapist you can afford with the good job you’ll get thanks to my hideousness’. ...and that’s the moment I realised I was ‘that mum’ 😂😂😂
Miss Lexi has a new BFF... this darling Elephant isn’t just a cute stuffed animal. It is a 100% natural heating and cooling pack from @thermalaid. We love this for so many reasons. Other than it being super cute and soft, it serves a very important purpose for us. It is super helpful and convenient when Lexi’s #juvenilerheumatoidarthritis seems to need soothing heat. It works wonders on her sore joints!!!! Thank you @thermalaid for making such a wonderful kids product to help cool and soothe on the go!
Pssst- this isn’t the only thing they make! They have a whole line of products 🙌🏼 *
1 432 hours ago
The Morning is Here
Sunshine is Here
The Sky is Clear
The Morning's here
Get into Gear
Breakfast is near
The Dark of Night Has Disappeared"
Ok, I watch to much "Friends" when I can't sleep lol, snow is coming my East Coasters so stay warm.
Have a good morning and a great everyone! 👍👊🤸♀️🌨️🙆♀️💪💜😁
1 142 hours ago
Keep going my friends!
And know that no matter what is going on around you, you still have the ability to relax your body and your mind.
It may seem impossible, but taking a few deep breaths is something you can do anytime and anywhere to tap into your body’s relaxation response.
Sending you all the healing frequencies today! 💕✨
A Star moment for Li. I hear children often say they can’t do something. Stores, school, even home on occasion. I am so happy to see that he took that positive empowerment and said he believed in himself and he could do it. #autism#abatherapy#autismmom#starmoments