Autism Awareness

10 Ways to be a Friend to an Autism Parent

By | 2017-07-17T12:27:03+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: Autism Awareness, Parenting|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

The Dreaded Meltdown

By | 2017-01-05T15:17:35+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Categories: Autism Awareness, Parenting|Tags: , , |

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 [...]