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Added Date: 3rd April 2017
20 things not to say to a parent of a child with autism'

mum's brutally honest blog on World Autism Awareness Day

A mum has shared her brutally honest blog post about what parents of children with autism don't want to hear.

Toni Kuehl wrote the post on her website thismama.co.uk to raise awareness and get people to realise that what they say can often 'be really hurtful'.


The 35-year-old, from Hyde, is mum to four-year-old Archie, who is expecting his final diagnosis of autism in the next few months.

She said: "We got lots of comments about 'boys are lazy' and 'he'll catch up', then it led onto a few comments about how to 'cure' it.

"As a parent you're trying to get your head around everything, trying to learn as much as you can so you can support your child in the best way you can."

Toni, also mum to 15-year-old Brandon, added: "I joined some Facebook groups for parents of children with autism and one of the common things that came up was things people would say to us about our children.

"We adore our kids and do the very best for them but our stress levels can be so high, along with every emotion going so sometimes people’s well intentioned comments can actually be really offensive to us.

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