Parenting

A Victoria’s Secret model honours her autistic son in such a lovely way

Here at The Healthy Mummy, we are inclined to avoid stereotyping children with their ‘disabilities’ or special needs.

But Victoria’s Secret model, Lais Ribeiro paid tribute to her son, Alexandre who has autism by posting a photo to her Instagram.

The Brazilian mum is pictured getting a tattoo of the symbol of autism and kids with special needs (a ribbon covered with a puzzle piece pattern).

Keep scrolling to see her lovely caption and tribute.

So this just happened guys! I always wanted to do a second tatto and I couldn’t find anything meaningful enough till a meeting that I had couple weeks ago about autism and kids with special needs. Don’t know if you guys know and I was never open about it but my son was diagnosed with autism 5 years ago. My first tatto is his name on the back of my neck and finally I found what I wanted to be my second. I decided to do the symbol of autism( and kids with special needs) as a tatto and it’s beautiful and perfect just the way I wanted to be thanks to @robgreennyc THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’m so happy about it❤️ it means A LOT to me! Então isso acabou de acontecer gente! Eu sempre quis fazer uma segunda tatuagem e não conseguia encontrar nada significante o suficiente até eu ter uma reunião algumas semanas atrás sobre autismo e crianças com necessidades especiais. Não sei se vocês sabem e eu nunca fui aberta sobre isso, mas meu filho foi diagnosticado com autismo 5 anos atrás. Minha primeira tatuagem é o nome dele na parte de trás do meu pescoço e finalmente encontrei o que eu queria para ser a segunda! Eu decidi fazer o símbolo do autismo ( e de crianças com necessidades especiais ), e é linda e perfeita do jeito que queria que fosse graças ao @robgreennyc MUITO OBRIGADA! Estou muito feliz! Significa muito para mim! ❤️

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Lais Ribeiro gets second tattoo dedicated to son

Riberio said she was inspired to get another tattoo (she already has one of her sons name on her neck) after she had a meeting about kids with special needs.

Alexandre was diagnosed with autism 5 years ago and Riberio said she was never really open about it. Getting this second tattoo means a lot to the mum of one, as she said, “it’s beautiful and perfect just the way I wanted [it] to be.”

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She goes on to explain the meaning of the symbol of autism in her Instagram Stories and says the puzzle piece pattern represents “the complexity of the autism spectrum.”

We honestly could not smile when seeing this post Lias!

For more touching articles on autism read Mum Pens Powerful Open Letter About Her Son’s Autism: ‘My Boy Is Just Like Your Child’.

For more information on the signs of autism and the help available, head to Autism Awareness Australia.

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Katie Fowler

Katie is a yoga loving writer from Sydney's northern beaches. With a flair for healthy baking you can find her scouring Instagram for the latest take on raw brownies and trolling Pinterest for interior design inspiration!