Autism moms know that their children are the coolest, smartest, most amazing humans in the world. Not everyone else in the world, however, understands these children the same way. Raising awareness of this developmental disability is the only hope we have that the world will love and accept autism in the same way autism moms do.
And what better way to raise awareness than to wear it on your shirt? There are so many fun, beautiful, and comfortable ways to express your maternal love and your desire to spread awareness of autism through your clothing. From Avengers symbols to stylish v-necks and flossing skeletons, we’ll be taking a look at 24 of the most awesome shirts for autism moms!
Super Cool Pop Culture Shirts
1. Harry Potter
We know you’re a Harry Potterhead. We know that your kiddo is a Harry Potterhead, too. And all of your friends know that you come from a family of Potterheads. So, obviously, you and your little one should wear these matching shirts to loudly and proudly proclaim your love for each other AND for Harry. They’re just so cute!
As an autism mom, you know that your child faces a daily uphill battle. You pray that he or she will find a way to lessen that uphill slope, but the only way that will happen is if others are educated about your little one’s struggle. Wearing this adorable t-shirt will not only grab people’s attention (who doesn’t love Baby Groot?!), but it will also spread awareness – and that’s the key!
Forget trenta. Autism mom is the biggest and best size! We know that all moms run on coffee and Amazon Prime, but autism moms take it to the next level. This t-shirt – available in a veritable rainbow of different colors – is a must-have for all modern moms on the go. Couple this with a gift card to her favorite coffee shop and you’ve got the best gift ever!
4. Captain America
Someday everyone will recognize the signs of autism like they recognize Cap’s shield. Until that day, though, you can wear this poly-cotton blended shirt and proudly show the world that your autistic baby has superpowers that even Captain America would admire. Plus, you’ll get some serious street cred with your kiddo since he obviously loves the Avengers as much as you do!
Shirts on the Cutesy Side
5. No Probllama
Llamas are the best! Llama puns are amazing! Autism awareness t-shirts that feature funky llamas in sunglasses AND llama puns are positively the best! Perfect for the beach, a summer bbq, a trip to the gym, or just lounging at home, this hilarious tank will be your new favorite – and we bet your wee one will love it too. He or she will probably want a matching llama, so be prepared!
6. Mommy Shark
We have no doubt that the Baby Shark song has been as huge a hit in your home as it has in every other home in the Western hemisphere. Been there, sung that, and now time to wear the t-shirt! Besides, when it comes to your child, you ARE a shark! If anybody tries to bother your sweet baby, mama shark will bare her teeth with full force. Doo doo doo!
7. Unicorn Puzzle
Unicorns are sooo trendy right now! And unicorns that are built with blue, yellow, green, orange, red, and purple puzzle pieces are even better. Not only will this comfy, well-priced t-shirt look super cute on you, but it’s also a trendy way to show everyone how much you love and support your autistic baby. Unicorns are unique, just like your child!
Shirts to Create Awareness
8. Don’t Judge
You can help your autistic child to eat healthy foods, to play safely, to expand their minds with reading, and to be kind and humble. What you can’t always make them understand, though, is that there will always be people in the world who just won’t treat them with respect. Wearing this shirt will hopefully cause these “others” to think twice before saying or doing something hurtful.
9. Level of Stupidity
Oh my goodness. How many humans have you met who’ve said something incredibly dumb about your autistic child? You probably can’t even count that high, right? You’re not alone! Don’t worry though… sarcasm was invented because it’s universally known that it’s impossible to stay calm, smile, and answer everyone’s ridiculous questions without coming off as rude or cruel. Wear this shirt instead!
10. Autism is a Journey
All other autism moms will read this shirt, stick a hand on a hip, and murmur “MMHMM!” in solidarity. An unplanned journey is right! And although not every minute of this long, sometimes challenging journey is perfect, your love for your tour guide radiates through every cloudy day. It comes in four different colours too, so you can change up your travel wardrobe as the journey progresses!
11. Seeing the World Differently
This lightweight hoodie with its split v-neck is perhaps the cutest and most comfortable way to challenge the world’s preconceptions regarding autism. Just as your sweet child sees things differently than anyone else, so everyone else should take a step back and rethink what they presume autism looks like. Whether you say it in black frost, pink frost, grey frost, or navy frost, remind the world that autism sees the world differently!
Shirts that Show a Mother’s Heart
12. Super Mommy
Your child isn’t just any kid – he or she is a SUPER KID! They are smarter than others, funnier than others, and definitely cuter than any other kid out there. With skills and abilities that make your head spin, you are constantly in awe of your pint-sized superhero. Autism moms know that “differently-abled” is the new superpower. And you know what? YOU are pretty super, too!
Does your mama’s heart swell with love and pride at the most random times? Are there times when your autistic child completes a task or makes a statement that makes you beam with pure, overwhelming pride? You’re not alone! Autism mommies ARE blessed, and this lightweight, comfy shirt is the perfect way to wear your pride “on your sleeve,” as it were.
14. Mama Bear
Just as mama bears are notorious for protecting their young against all odds, you’d fight off all kinds of evils for your baby! The rainbow puzzle piece pattern of the little cub on this shirt perfectly symbolizes the fierce and loving relationship between you and your autistic child. Wearing this shirt of a poly-cotton blend that is printed and shipped in the USA is a beautiful way to display your maternal side!
15. Accept, Understand, Love
Sunflowers can symbolize many things, including adoration, loyalty, beauty, and joy – all the things that fill a mother’s heart! This particular sunflower, with its petals made from symbolic puzzle pieces, symbolizes more than just these things, though. As the text reads, it symbolizes that the wearer accepts, understands, and loves their autistic family. There can’t be a more beautiful flower than this!
16. V-Neck Shirt
Okay, so you may not want anything too flashy but are looking for a more simple, feminine article of clothing to state your autism mom-ness. Voila! This cotton and polyester blend v-neck shirt is both comfy and flattering. Plus, the puzzle-piece heart in place of the O is just the right level of cutesy.
17. Off-Shoulder Shirt
Available in blue, black, grey, purple, and red, this trendy t-shirt will be the most comfortable thing you own – and it supports autism awareness! The rainbow-colored puzzle pieces forming the word “AUTISM” are not only symbolic, but they also allow you to pair the shirt with any color pants, shorts, or other bottoms you choose. Win-win. It’s doesn’t get any better than that!
18. Bright Hoodie
Is there anything that screams feminine coolness and comfort like a soft pink v-neck hoodie? Of course, there are other colors to choose from, but this sweet shade of pink is a particularly stylish way to display your maternal love and promote autism awareness, all at the same time. Pair this chic sweater with your favorite athleisure pants and you’ll be the most stylish autism mama in town. Don’t forget your aviators!
Normal is Boring Shirts
19. Zebra with Shades
Oh man, normal is SO boring! You wouldn’t trade your beautiful, differently-abled kiddo for the world – think of how dull things would be without being able to see things from their sweet, kaleidoscope eyes! Wearing this t-shirt – which comes in both a cotton-poly blend and 100% cotton for uber comfort – will remind you of your blessings AND educate all those around you. Educate and excite!
20. Pieces of Your Heart
Nobody likes a boring life, and nobody likes boring clothing. Not only does this brightly colored tee symbolize that your heart belongs to a small fry, but the puzzle-shaped cut-outs also announce that your little one is differently-abled. You’ll feel great knowing that your clothes are educating onlookers, and also knowing that your stylish v-neck is printed and shipped from right here in the USA.
21. Embrace Differences
How fun is this pink, baseball-style tee? There’s no doubt that you’ve seen your kid flip him or herself upside down, backward, and eight-ways-to-Sunday on many occasions, and you’d have it no other way! Other autism moms and special needs parents will appreciate the humor, and even random strangers will get a chuckle out of it. Plus, you’ll be uber comfortable thanks to the 100% quality cotton. Win-win-win!
22. Not so Boring Hoodie
While this may be more of a sweater than a simple shirt, it still packs a punch! You can be nice and comfy in this warm hoodie with its kangaroo-pouch front pocket while informing everyone around you that you are one of the special few to have a special relationship with a special little human. Normal is boring, but your life most certainly is not! Be careful though because the hoodie is unisex so dad might try to steal it!
23. Flossing Skeletons
Yes, these skeletons are doing the floss. And yes, one of them is patterned with multicolored puzzle pieces. Yes, that means it is actually a shirt to promote autism awareness. No, they’re not only for teenage boys. Halloween or not, order one of these hilarious tees and you’ll start a grinning epidemic in your neighborhood! You might even start learning a few dance moves!
24. Multitasking Ninja
We know that you – and all autism moms – are the equivalent of a samurai, Viking, gladiator, guru, and rockstar all rolled into one, but the rest of the world probably doesn’t get it. If there WAS a title that melded all these words together, it might come close to properly defining your role as an autism mom, but… Since there is no such word, this adorable shirt will have to do.
With a wardrobe like this, you’ll be the envy of all the other autism moms in your circle! You’ll have shirts for when you’re feeling cheeky, when you’re feeling deep love, when you’re feeling stylish, and when you’re feeling like shouting. Awareness is key, but there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t be cool, comfy, and chic while you’re at it!
We hope you enjoyed our article covering the best shirts for autism moms!