Saturday, July 7, 2012

Homestyle Mama: What Autistic Looks Like To Me...

This is my son Alex
Alex has Severe Autism

This is Alex's Sister
Sister is a Child With a Developmental Delay waiting on a diagnosis of PDD.

This is Bam
Bam is a Child With a Developmental Delay and failure to thrive.

This is Ally
Ally has NVLD.

This is Joshman
Josh has Severe Autism

Alex, Sister, Bam, Ally and Josh are what "autistic" looks like to me. Brilliant in their own right, bright stars who refuse to be dimmed, loving, sweet, happy, adorable children who just want to be loved and accepted as they are- same as anyone else. They have their challenges, they have their struggles but they fight on through to the next day. and the next day. and the next day. Never letting the struggles or the challenges define who they want to be. who they are.
In my world, being Autistic is not a bad thing. Not an insult. "Looking" autistic is not to be equated with looking like a fool. There is nothing "foolish" or "stupid" about these beautiful children.

This post originally appeared on on Homestyle Mama (with a side of Autism) and was republished here with permission.


  1. Love it! "There is nothing foolish or stupid about these beautiful children" Well said!!!

  2. So many beautiful smiles, I'm smiling back looking at your photos.

    1. Thank you, Marita. Their smiles seem to be contagious, I can't help but smile looking at them too!