How to be a friend to an autism parent... Your dear friend has shared some very personal and difficult news with you: her child has been diagnosed with autism. You may not know what to say or how to act. You don't really know anyone else with an autistic child, so this is [...]
Finding the best and most effective tools for your child can be a challenge. It's no secret that the cost of autism services are extremely expensive. Along with the hefty therapy price tags are the cost of tools and items that may be of help to our children. Over the course of the [...]
Small acts of kindness can go a long way in the autism community. The smallest act can brighten up the day for an individual with autism and his or her family.
The Dreaded Meltdown The meltdown. A common characteristic feared and dreaded by parents and caregivers to those with an ASD. The meltdown happens when someone becomes completely overwhelmed by their current situation and temporarily loses behavioural control. This loss of control can be expressed verbally (eg shouting, screaming, crying), physically (eg kicking, lashing [...]
It is very important that you realize that there is a lot you can do to help your child so he or she can thrive and gain the necessary skills required to live a full life with family, friends and in the community.