Introduction:Children or sdults with Autism are mis-understood. They need to be heard the same as you and I. Read this list and ponder its message.
Children, or adults that suffer from Autism need support form as many family members as possible. Without it, their life would feel quite hopeless. Autism comes in different forms. Family members should educate themselves in this area. This will help their journey in life feel hopeful, and rewarding.
Family members that want further help for their loved one that has Autism, will decide to attend counseling sessions along with them. Be supportive, and ask question, as well as along the counselor to be frankly honest, and tell the facts about this disorder, and how you can help make all your lives better.
Children or adults that suffer from Autism should participate in as many outdoor activities as possible. On rainy days, family members could play board games with them. They tend to feel lonely often. Pick out a great fun, loving movie that the whole family would love. Let them help make snacks for this great movie. The key is to let them be a part of all the fun activities you plan together as a family. Think about watching the movie Temple Grandin. It's a true story about someone who has Autism that will open your eyes about this disorder.
The zoo makes just about everyone feel better. Children or adults with Autism may enjoy the fun, and adventurous atmosphere of watching all different types of animals wonder around, and maybe even make a funny face or two. Having fun at the zoo maybe the perfect thing to do for some afternoon fun.
Autistic children and adults are no different when it comes to feeling excitement. They may show it differently, however they are begging for something to help them escape their confusion in their minds. Look into their eyes, and help them find that excitement that is buried deep down inside them, by maybe going to a bookstore, or library. Much excitment they'll find in between those isles at your bookstore or library of choice.
There are many other things family members can do to help someone with Austism. Think about the things that you like, then add them to that activity. They may show excitment in a different way, but they will be having a more fullfilled life because of you.
I recently interviewed Holly Robinson Peete who runs the HollyRod Foundation for Autism. She mentioned some of these things! Great list:-)
Very nice list!
Since 1 in every 150 children born will have a form of autism, we need to be educated about this. Great List.
These are all great advice. It is so difficult for chose suffering from autism. I have some loved ones that are suffering from a form of autism. Well done list.
Wonderful good list Jenny. HI5
Very important. I'm currently reading Temple Grandin's "Animals in Translation" and it's eye opening.
Good list of things family members can do for a child with autism. You mention great parenting skills.
Well done! I need to rent Temple Grandin. I saw her speak locally a couple of weeks ago but have never watched the movie.
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