April is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) awareness month. I can’t image being in the shoes of parents who have a child with an ASD diagnosis. I can see how raising a child with any form of ASD can be such a daunting and challenging task. I know that you have experience working with severely autistic children and their parents. What can parents do that will help them in their journey with their child?
Autism is a serious concern for thousands of parents and professionals. Three suggestions for parents of children with a diagnosis of ASD:
1. You are not alone. Keep in touch with other parents you know who are experiencing similar situations.
2. Your intuition is often your greatest ally. Follow those nagging ideas that may be leading you to new possibilities.
3. Focus on what you and your child can do now and in the future. The cause of ASD may be elusive; but, what your child can do often transcends the past.