I'm not much for Twitter. The thing is, there is so much social media out there now, and yet still only 24 hours in a day.
Recently I did get some instruction from some lovely friends on how Twitter works. So at least now I know what a hashtag is, and I know how to use one.
Dropping in on Twitter this past holiday weekend, I discovered a conversation going on with the hashtag #youmightbeanautismparentif. So many of those posts (tweets? I'm still somewhat twitter-illiterate) really touched my heart.
If you didn't see, it, here's what you do - even if you don't "do" Twitter, you can still go to www.twitter.com and do a search for #youmightbeanautismparentif, and you should get a list of all the posts that have been on that subject.
Here's some of the ones that jumped out at me, because I could have written them ((and many of them I retweeted (copied and sent them out to my followers), they were so good)):
#youmightbeanautismparentif your kid could give Houdini a run for his money.”. Amen!
#youmightbeanautismparentif the christmas school vacation coming frightens you.
RT @PoopingRedGuy: #youmightbeanautismparentif u wonder how a kid that can't deal with any loud noises can be so freaking loud!
MumSpecialNeedsSpecial Needs Mum
#youmightbeanautismparentif your child congratulates himself by saying "good boy" every time he correctly places a puzzle piece!
#youmightbeanautismparentif it breaks your heart to see toddlers at the mall laughing, babbling & engaging with their parents. #autism
#youmightbeanautismparentif you take your family to a buffet but you know there's NOTHING there your #autistic kid will eat. - #autism
@KatieMollo: #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf you would give up all your friends if it meant your child could have just one. <-- hits home
#youmightbeanautismparentif you have a therapy room as a living room
#Youmightbeanautismparentif sometimes you feel guilty because your child talks quite a bit & u know so many who don't #aspergers #autism
You might remember that we in the Fragile X online community have already had this conversation - I posted about it last March, right here: You Might Have a Child with Fragile X If. So many characteristics of Fragile X and autism are exactly the same; I guess that's why at least 1/3 of people diagnosed with Fragile X also have autism.
Go to Many Hats Mommy to see other blog posts about this same topic. And thanks to her for starting this conversation and connecting so many of us autism parents!
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