If someone you love has been diagnosed with autism you understand the developmental, emotional, and physical concerns that come with the disability. Finding the best treatments, most successful interventions, and appropriate surroundings can be a challenge and you may feel frustrated or confused. In these times it is always a good idea to remember these simple reminders about raising a child with autism:
- Everyone is different- Although the disability has many common symptoms, every child with autism is different. Instead of relying on generalities about people with autism, spend time learning what your child prefers, likes, and responds best to.
- Be consistent- A child with autism will typically do best in situations that are clear and consistent. Establish a predictable routine that promotes feelings of peace and security.
- Growth may take time- Children with autism may need more time to master a skill or become comfortable with a routine. Make sure to give them the time they need to be successful.
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