The Thinking Moms’ Children

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To us, these children are more than a number. They are our world.

They are the reason for everything we do. The research. The healing. The REVOLUTION.

In their simple messages, volumes are spoken.

We’re here.  We’re listening.  We’re fighting.


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65 Responses to The Thinking Moms’ Children

  1. Z.A. says:

    breaks my heart….

  2. alina says:

    Love the video, Love this site so glad I found it.

  3. Phil says:

    Only just now found this site. Touching video. Are these kids all vaccine injured?

  4. John says:

    See “Fighting for autistic children: The endless battles” for an inside look at what happens when non-verbal autistic patients get staph in hospital settings. And why being a warrior mom or dad is critical in protecting these children.

  5. Donna Bond says:

    Just a beautiful, moving, and true video! Count me in as another warrior-mom in the revolution!

  6. Doris H. says:

    Thank you for producing this very important and moving message communicated by beautiful children.

  7. Marcia Hinds says:

    I want to join you. We need the world to know our children are ill and need medical treatment paired with rehabilitation. This video says it all for those whose might not be able to speak for themselves.

    Also here are links to an article I wrote with updated statistics and facts.

    We want the real story and the truth about Autism told and this website has a video that does it brillantly. It is long past time to retire the antiquated belief that Autism is solely a psychiatric and developmental disorder. The truth about Autism is that it is a complex medical condition caused (in most part) by an immune system that is not working properly. Autism is, in fact, treatable. No parent should ever accept that their child cannot be helped. We need doctors on every corner in every country who know how to treat this disease.

    My son is living proof that children can get better. He was given a life sentence filled with no hope of parole when he was only four years old. The psychiatrist, a leading authority on autism, said Ryan would most likely end up in an institution. She was wrong. The only institution Ryan ever “ended up in” was the university that awarded him an academic scholarship. He graduated magna cum laude.

    After proper medical treatment and rehabilitation, Ryan does all the things “experts” said would never happen. He is a member of the Engineering Honor Society. He joined Sigma Chi Fraternity and was elected president of the Jewish Student Association. NASA picked up most of the tab for his master’s and awarded him a paid summer internship. Here it a link to his presentation where he was chosen out of hundreds to go on their website:

    But more important than all his academic accomplishments, Ryan was just your typical college student. He drank an occasional beer, went on dates, stayed out too late with friends, and then slept through eight o’clock classes. I couldn’t be more proud.

    Unbelievable as it may seem, this is the same child who wanted to spend all day plugging a portable radio into every outlet in the house. There were mornings I didn’t want to get out of bed only to face another day filled with autism. But, at the end of the day, I was faced with a choice; let Ryan drift off forever into his own world, or drag him kicking and screaming into ours. This wasn’t an easy fix or an instant cure. It took years for him to learn everything he missed when he was so sick. As moms we’re mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore. All of us need to be the voice of those who can’t speak for themselves.
    Thank you,
    Marcia Hinds

  8. mamabear TMR says:

    These children are the future. They have a voice…..even if they can’t speak. We will continue to fight for them, until they are well enough to fight for themselves. We will beat autism. We will prevail. We have started the revolution….and we will never stop fighting. I am so proud of all the Thinking Moms out there. <3

  9. lmartin359 says:

    Showed the video to my HS students followed by the question “What will you do to help a special needs/autistic child?” After they stopped crying and after an awsome discussion here are just a few of the things they vowed to do:
    volunteer at a hosp peds unit
    volunteer at a special needs preschool
    invite a fellow student to eat lunch with them
    not laugh if someone asks a silly question
    be more understanding
    stick up for a child being teased
    Thanks for making a difference! =)

    • mamabear TMR says:

      That is a great start. This generation of children will need strong teachers and advocates to fight for them. Thank you for showing it to your students.

    • Trinity says:

      Really! I wish they’d do that at my school!(though I’m only in middle school) Children seriously need to be educated on this topic. It effects them to, even if they don’t know it.

  10. Ashley says:

    This is so powerful. Bawling.. Thank you tmr!!!!!! Now i have to go collect myself!!

  11. Milk Maid says:

    This video gave me goosebumps and tears. Amazing!…

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  14. Katherine Parsons says:

    Beautiful!!! Get this on TV – run it as a PSA. Very powerful….

  15. Paul M. Brown "Pops" ! says:

    God bless all these children! A very powerful message.
    Alyssa’s “Pops”!

  16. Katie Livingood says:

    This video was very powerful and very well done! I am proud to say I am the friend of a Thinking Mom. TMR is making a difference.

  17. This is awesome, so emotional. We all need to join together to help our children and stop this nightmare!

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  19. Crazy48Kids says:

    Prayers that they’re dreams come true!!!

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  22. Meipo Flatley says:

    May God bless all our children and may the world open their eyes and hearts to the Truth!
    Dear Thinking Moms, thanks for all your efforts!
    Our world needs you!

    Meipo Flatley

  23. SassySteelMagnolia says:

    Very powerful. Poignant. Broke my heart to watch but so very proud of everyone involved. Thank you!

  24. Jenn Kaplan says:

    I have goose bumps and tears. That was amazing!!! Thank you all for what you do. xo

  25. Guilded Thinker says:

    I finally got to watch this video. So. Very. Powerful. I think Little E’s sign would have to read: I want my childhood back.

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  28. lauram359 says:

    Beautiful video! Ofc tears but it is important to share. Great job!

  29. Incredibly powerful and moving! I want each of these children’s dreams – and my child’s as well – to come true. Each of them deserves their dreams and so much more… Thank you Thinking Moms!

  30. Christine Sullivan says:

    Awesome, just awesome!

    • Christine Sullivan says:

      Definitely left me in tears….

      • sainttmr says:

        <3 Your battles may be different, but you know what it is like to care for a sick child and face the frustration from the medical community. You too are a THINKING MOM!!!!

  31. LaTisha says:

    Nicely done, ladies and children. Very nicely done!

  32. Sadie West says:

    Wonderful video! So very powerful…you can feel all of our strength in this video…the strength of our children! Awesome! : )

  33. taramcmillan says:

    The 1 in 88 doesn’t include my child, in fact it doesn’t include any child diagnosed after 2009

  34. luvbugtmr says:

    NEVER doubt that a small group of THOUGHTFUL, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
    I love each of these kids as if they were my own. I cry every time I see this video – today out of frustration that the “powers that be” could not give one crap about this crisis we are dealing with daily – unless it were to mess with their bottom line.
    But most of the other times, I cry that “love cry” – the one where you see the beauty of the child, you understand the significance of where they are standing in the picture or why they are holding their specific sign. I cry because I see their mom’s face/determination/smile ~ and I love her so much. But mostly I’ve cried with pride over how strong, brave and undaunted these kids are ~ everyday.

  35. INwarriormama says:

    Tears in my eyes, thanks for all you are doing…

  36. Lisa says:

    Beautiful children!!! Thank you thinking moms for all that you do for the children and the moms too!

  37. Joy Rothschild says:

    I cried while watching these beautiful children with their strong messages of hope, truth and love. Keep up the fight thinking Moms. All children are beautiful and worth it all.

  38. Leslie Ross says:

    Very moving! Grateful to you for all you do!

  39. Lin Wessels says:

    SOOOOO POWERFUL…………..TEARS!!! Thank you for all that you do!!

  40. Informedmom says:

    Wow. *wipes tears*
    Powerful message…that the world needs to receive.
    Now. I am one of u. THANK YOU!

  41. katie says:

    This video is incredible, it explains autism and really shows what our kids must be feeling. I fight everyday to help my son, its heartwrenching. Thank you for this video.

  42. Jean V. says:

    Chills over and over throughout this powerful video…I am so proud to be mom to one of you thinking mom and grandmom to one of the precious children in this video…you RAWK moms!!!

  43. Jim says:

    It’s all about Pharma companies, Insurance companies, News Media and Politicians. In 2000, Autism was 1 in 149 children. Mostly boys – about 75%. In 2010 – 1 in 81; 2020 projection is 1 in 56 and 2028 projection is 1 in 41. This is an epidemic on a greater level than Aids or Polio. Yet where are the News Media, the Politicians or even the Pastors? They are afraid of the Pharma companies and their money. See the table below. How long before we reach 1 in 2? Think. THINK. THINK!!!!
    per m one per
    2000 6.7 149
    2002 6.6 152
    2004 8 125
    2006 9 111
    2008 11.3 88
    2010 12.3 81
    2012 13.3 75
    2014 14.3 70
    2016 15.5 65
    2018 16.7 60
    2020 18 56
    2022 19.5 51
    2024 21 48
    2026 22.7 44
    2028 24.5 41

    • JOHNNA says:

      so true , my daughter was dx in 2000 , she was 4 , I refused to medicate her ! Now at 18, she will graduate HS on time and enter college in the fall. I am so glad I took this path , these kids are not lab rats. I speak to some parnets who have their kids on such complicated medicine cocktails and they wonder why they arent able to function.

  44. David Troutman says:

    Clearing my tears so much pain so much misery and yet so much HOPE. Thanks moms

  45. KFuller says:

    Started to watch this before I took the boy to school. I had to stop because my tears always send him into a spin. So moving and so beautiful. You are all making a difference.

  46. moneytmr says:

    <3 Love these children! Love all of our children <3

  47. lorenzosvoice says:

    Crying too! All these children may be on different waves of the spectrum but their eyes say the same thing my son’s eyes say to me everyday…”I’m in here, come get me! ” I’ll never stop trying Baby, never.

  48. Rachel says:

    INCREDIBLE!!! Such a powerful video. Each one of those signs… I could see my own son holding. Thank you for being a voice not only to our children, but also to the families in this fight! God bless you all!

  49. BW says:

    Amazing…God Bless!

  50. Susan says:

    VERY powerful. Thank you so much for what you are doing. For all of us. I hope that the world starts listening – and acting- too.

  51. It is wonderful to meet your beautiful children…..from a “1 in 10,000” thinking Mom, back when wen had to Google the word Autism to know what it meant, I salute you! Wendy Frye

  52. It is wonderful to meet your beautiful children…..from a “1 in 10,000” thinking Mom, back when wen had to Google the word Autism to know what it meant, I salute you! Give ’em he’ll….give them all hell! Wendy Frye

  53. B.K. says:

    I think our kids speak louder than we ever could. I hope people are listening.

  54. Poppy TMR says:

    I cry every freaking time!!! This is why we fight…for our kids. For your kids. For our future. For The Truth <3

    • Mamacita says:

      Crying here, too…for our children, for our families, for the Thinkers, and for those who have agreed to fight with us.

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