As a mother of a child with autism, I am sure you have struggled to keep a positive mind from the time your child had an autism diagnosis. To be positive through life obstacles, especially when it involves your child is an immense challenge.
It requires a mighty mindset that has been put into a lot of practice to be positive, no matter what life throws on you. Besides, how do you stay positive in the autism journey?
Autism journey is an emotional roller coaster ride with hard decisions to make besides digest the fact of your child’s future. This situation becomes further hurtful when you overhear many autism myths that not only confuse you but scare you too.
Nevertheless, please don’t despair. With a lot of dedication and strategies to strive, you can dispel the common autism myths and see significant progress in your child. Today, I would like to share with you 4 autism myths my son dispelled and displayed improvements, which is the outcome of various therapies and strategies that I have followed for the past 8 years to achieve this level.
4 Autism myths my son dispelled and displayed improvements
Language is a method of communication that is available universally. We use language as a tool to express our opinions and emotions. The language further provides us with identification and helps us to connect with others.
Many people become so passionate about this powerful tool that they do not stop with the knowledge of one language but get empowered with two or more. That’s right, the majority of the population are bilingual or even multilingual.
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Bilingualism is the use of two or more languages by an individual.
To be or not to be Bilingual with your Autistic child has invariably remained a question in our community.
However, did you know that being bilingual might develop your kids’ cognitive skills?
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.
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Depending on the countries you are in, this is either week 2 or week 3 of the lockdown. All your child’s therapies are canceled to maintain social distance for an indefinite period. This lockdown period may make your ASD child regress in many skills that he/she may have picked up after a lot of struggle.
With the Stay at home orders happening currently in the world, as a parent we are wondering how to keep the kids busy as well as utilize their time productively.
As a special needs caregiver, your worry is even more since your child will miss the social skills, speech therapy, physical therapy or occupational therapy in school etc. Including ABA clinics that has been closed for safety reasons as well as in home ABA therapy sessions are cancelled.
Summer vacation is just around the corner bringing excitement to travel. Though not for the parents who have children on the spectrum. For these parents vacation causes anxiety. They would preferably go to a nearby park every day throughout the vacation than break a routine for their ASD kid.
It is never too late to expand the mind of a person on the autism spectrum.
Dr. Temple Grandin
April is Autism awareness month. Today, I would like to use this platform to raise awareness for my family and friends. I also take this opportunity to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism.