Being a parent to a child with autism can be both challenging and rewarding. Autism parents often face unique struggles and obstacles in their journey, but they also possess incredible strength and resilience.
Inspirational quotes can be a source of encouragement and motivation for these parents, reminding them that they are not alone in their experiences.
These quotes can provide comfort and reassurance during difficult times and offer a sense of hope and inspiration.
In this article, you will find words of wisdom that celebrate the strength, dedication, and love you so much need.
50+ Inspirational Quotes For Autism Parents
1.”Kids need to be encouraged to stretch their shine!” – Amanda Friedman
2. “I am proud of my child’s differences; they make him who he is.” – Lisa Jo Rudy, author and advocate
3. “A mom’s love and acceptance of their child is the greatest support they can have.”
4. “Invite me for a coffee – getting to know us as parents will help you understand our child better.”
5. “My autism is the reason I’m in college and successful. It’s the reason I’m good in math and science. It’s the reason I care.” – Jacob Barnett, 16-year-old math and physics prodigy
6. “Like Asperger, I too would sometimes like to claim a dash of autism for myself. A dash of autism is not a bad way to characterize the apparent detachment and unworldliness of the scientist who is obsessed with one seemingly all-important problem and temporarily forgets the time of day, not to mention family and friends.” – Uta Frith
7. “It’s not a disability, it’s a different ability.” – Stuart Duncan, founder of Autcraft
8. “Our wounds and hurts and fears are in our eyes. Humans think they build ‘walls’ for internal privacy. They think eye contact is about honesty, but they mostly lie because they think they can hide their intent. Eye contact is invasive.” – Carol Ann Edscorn.
9. “It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential.” – Hans Asperger.
10. “Many people have the idea that being parents to an autistic child is a challenge, but the truth is it’s not. When you have a child with undiagnosed autism, life changes in ways you never imagined. There is no better feeling than being a parent. Being an autism dad can be among the most rewarding experiences in our lives.”
11. “Our minds are as different as our faces; we are all traveling to one destination – happiness, but few are going by the same road.” – Unknown.
12. “Autism: where the ‘randomness of life’ collides and clashes with an individual’s need for sameness.” – Eileen Miller
13. “Celebrating Small Victories.”
14. “Autism has taught me to embrace the present moment and find joy in the small things.” – Carolyn DeMoss, advocate and blogger.
15. “Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.” – Franz Kafka
16. “If you are a mom of an autistic child, then you already know about the challenges that come with it. It takes a lot of dedication and perseverance to be an autism parent. You’ll have to try different things until you find what works best for your child.”
17. “What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.” – Temple Grandin.
18. “I wouldn’t change you for the world, but I would change the world for you!” – Ayla Ferrone.
19. “Nowhere am I so desperately needed as among a shipload of illogical humans.” – Mr. Spock
20. “What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.” – Temple Grandin.
21. “You are not alone. You have to do what works for you and your family. No matter the challenge, you are a parent first and a caregiver second.”
22. “Promise me you’ll always remember… you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know.” – Christopher Robin.
23. “Years before doctors informed me of my high-functioning autism and the disconnect it causes between person and language, I had to figure out the world as best I could. I was a misfit. The world was made up of words. But I thought and felt and sometimes dreamed in a private language of numbers” – Daniel Tammet.
24. “The concept of neurodiversity provides a paradigm shift in how we think about mental functioning. Instead of regarding large portions of the American public as suffering from deficit, disease, or dysfunction in their mental processing, neurodiversity suggests that we instead speak about differences in cognitive functioning.” – Dr. Thomas Armstrong.
25. “As a parent of an autistic child, you may feel overwhelmed with challenges like sensory issues and tantrums. Despite these obstacles, however, it’s important to remain calm and confident so that your child will see positivity in you.”
26. “I like it that order exists somewhere even if it shatters near me.” – Elizabeth Moon.
27. “Being an autism dad isn’t easy. It can be a rollercoaster ride of emotions, with all the ups and downs in between that make you question your sanity and your parenting skills. But it’s worth it. Every single moment of it is worth it. And you shouldn’t change it for anything in the world.”
28. “Our children with special needs have shown us that every challenge can be overcome with love and determination.” – Dyan Robson, author and blogger.
29. “I’ve learned that every human being, with or without disabilities, needs to strive to do their best, and by striving for happiness, you will arrive at happiness. For us, you see, having autism is normal—so we can’t know for sure what your ‘normal’ is even like. But so long as we can learn to love ourselves, I’m not sure how much it matters whether we’re normal or autistic.”
30. “The struggles of an autism dad are not just to support the family but also to understand the needs and problems faced by children with autism.”
31. “Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.” – Unknown
32. “You don’t have to be good. You don’t have to walk on water. You only have to walk on the same side of the street. Autism moms are superheroes. If you’re an autism mom, you’re not alone.”
33. “People on the autism spectrum don’t think the same way you do. In my life, people who made a difference were those who didn’t see labels and who believed in building on what was there. These were people who didn’t try to drag me into their world but came into mine instead.” – Temple Grandin.
34. “Life is… not about counting the losses and the lost expectations, but rather swimming, with as much grace as can be mustered, in the joy of all of it.” – Leisa Hammett.
35. “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” – Stephen Shore.
36. “The teacher must have to become autistic.” – Hans Asperger
37. “Sometimes we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.” – Unknown
38. “Rather than healing our child of his developmental disability, God healed me of my spiritual disability.” – Diane Dokko
39. “Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg.” – Paul Collins
40. “Every survival kit should include a sense of humor.” – Anonymous
41. “As a parent of an autistic child, you will be faced with challenges that no other parent will ever understand. You might feel alone in this fight but know there are many others out there fighting alongside you. You don’t deserve to be defined by the challenges you encounter along the way but by your ability to overcome those same challenges.”
42. “Sometimes people say that kids with autism aren’t capable of love. That’s ridiculous. My son loves deeply. He just doesn’t communicate well.” – Claire LaZebnik.
43. “I believe that inside every person who is bullied, there is a strength and a tenacity to survive. You don’t always know that this strength exists, but if you make it through those dark times, you become aware. You become a survivor, someone whose courage and spirit are far stronger than all of the hate and cruelty of their bullies. The one thing that I want to impart to children with autism is knowledge of their own inner strength and the belief that one day at a time, they, too, can get through this.” – Amy Gravino.
44. “Every milestone your child reaches is a victory worth celebrating.”
45. “Parents have therapists come into their house and tell them what to do. They give their power away. Parents need to focus on healing and empowering themselves. They must shift their beliefs about autism. Once the parent knows who they are, the child will respond.” – Lori Shayew.
46. “Autism doesn’t have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality.” – Adrienne Bailon.
47. “If you meet an autistic person, please do not say they look normal or are good at fooling people. This is not a compliment.” – Siena Castellon.
48. “The way we look at our children and their limitations is precisely the way they will feel about themselves. We set the examples, and they learn by taking our cue from us.” – Amalia Starr.
49. “I wouldn’t change you for the world, but I would change the world for you!” – Ayla Ferrone.
50. “If my child can do it, so can I.” – Julie
51. “Miracles happen every day.” – Jen
52. “You can be shaped, or you can be broken. There is not much in between” – David Foster.
53. “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble, but take heart I have overcome the world.” – King James Bible John 16:33
54. “Your child is the same person before the autism diagnosis as they are after the diagnosis. Your actions and lifestyles may change, but your love for them never will.” – Alicia Trautwein.
55. “As a mom, you worry about protecting your kid. But there are extra added layers of fears when you’re talking about a kid with autism or who has some special needs issue.” – Holly Robinson Peete.
56. “By holding the highest vision for your child when they cannot see it for themselves, you are lifting them up, elevating them, and helping them to soar.” – Megan Koufos.
57. “What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.” – Chuck Grassley.
58. “Even for parents of children who are not on the spectrum, there is no such thing as a normal child.” – Violet Stevens.
59. “It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village.” – Coach Elaine Hall.
And there you have it, folks! It’s been a rollercoaster ride of emotions, laughter, and maybe even a few tears. But fear not, for you have emerged stronger and wiser.
These quotes have reminded us that parenting a child with autism is no easy task, but it is also filled with moments of joy, growth, and unconditional love.
So, let’s take a moment to pat ourselves on the back because we’re doing an amazing job! Remember, when things get tough, just keep these quotes in mind and let them guide you through the ups and downs of this incredible journey.