From a very young age, we learn several fundamental life skills, and among them is to protect ourselves and stand for ourselves.
Unfortunately, this particular skill doesn’t emerge naturally to the child with Autism. We have to teach them how to self-defense themselves. The earlier we start, the earlier they are ready to face bullying.
How to teach an autistic child to face bullying: Implement 3 simple, everyday techniques to build this Life skill.
The most unfortunate reality about Autism is not how my child is different from others or the social problems I have to deal with. But, it’s the constant, exhausting 24/7, 365 days work I have to put in, to teach my child to demonstrate appropriate behavior so that the typical world accepts him.
Autism is a brutal reality, and it has ruined my healthy life. Autism has crushed my goals and expectations for my future.
Bravo, mom! You have already done a remarkable job by juggling between kids, cooking, laundry, and your remote work schedule for almost 5 weeks now. That’s an immense achievement, and you deserve a pat on your back!
Although you have survived adequately so far, yet you are facing meltdowns, issues with focus, direction following, etc.?
In the current circumstances, you are feeling so much stress, worry, and fear as well. Overnight your life has taken a new direction; your kids are at home doing remote learning, for your autistic child, you have become their school teacher, speech therapist, occupational therapist, ABA therapist, and many more.