Sharing: Mothers with autism: ‘I mothered my children in a very different way’ | Life and style | The Guardian



Being a girl or woman with autism is hard: it’s only in the past two to three years that many professionals have begun to recognise that the condition is not limited to boys and men. But what’s harder is to be a mother with autism – and harder than that, is to be a mother with autism, of children with autism.

Experts say that there is a hidden pool of mothers who have grown up with undiagnosed autism. These women often only recognise their own condition when researching their children’s symptoms.

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3 thoughts on “Sharing: Mothers with autism: ‘I mothered my children in a very different way’ | Life and style | The Guardian

    1. VisualVox

      My mom would also get angry when she was overloaded. But I don’t think she ever realized that’s what was happening. We kids were little hellions — almost feral — and I’m surprised she did as well as she did. Then again, she’s always been sensory-seeking, so I think she enjoyed our chaos up to a certain point.

      Until she didn’t…

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