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If your child has been diagnosed with autism you are not alone. You're probably scared and have so many questions to ask. We are never prepared for what life throws at us. Here are a few tips to help you:
Education- the more you learn about autism the more you know. Many people get scared and frightened when they hear a loved one has been diagnosed with autism. Only because they believe they won’t be able to do much being autistic. Learn about the treatment options, ask the questions that come to mind, and participate in all decisions.
Time- the saying goes time is key. Give your child a time limit to help prepare him/her for the transition of changing activities. A 5-2 minute warning will do.
Love- love goes a very long way. Instead of scolding and thinking how different your child is from his/her peers, accept them. Celebrate small successes, feeling cared for will help your child more than anything.
Stay strong- you just found out your child has been diagnosed with autism. Don’t think there life has ended and they won’t be able to do much their entire life. Everyone is different and move forward differently. Your child has his/her entire life to develop their own abilities.
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