From Autism Diagnosis to Finding Community: Words of Wisdom From Parents of Autistic Kids by Renee

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a year ago

From Autism Diagnosis to Finding Community: Words of Wisdom From Parents of Autistic Kids

Receiving a diagnosis of autism can be scary and overwhelming. Sometimes it helps to know you are not alone. 

I recently posed a question to parents of children who have autism: If you could tell parents who just received a diagnosis one thing, what would it be? The responses were encouraging and simply breathtaking:

  • “Some days you will feel like a failure but the successes, even if few and far between, make it worth it.”
  • “Stop apologizing for your children's behaviors. You have nothing to apologize for.”
  • “Inspire your child in every possible way, open every door, explore every option!”
  • “Never stop telling your kiddo positive things.”
  • “Accept, don’t try to change. Don’t fear the differences, embrace.”
  • “Trust your instincts. Do what is right for your family and trust in that.”
  • “Assume competency. Assume your child is capable; they’ll usually surprise you.”
  • “You are the best parent that your child could ever have.”
  • “You will have lots of battles, more than other parents, you have to learn to pick which battles you will attend. Choose wisely.”

To the parents who responded to my question, thank you. You are the epitome of bravery and strength.

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Heather Webb Coolbaugh
Thank you Renee for this tip. I love seeing these pointers from parents with children with Autism.
Ann Marie Patitucci
I love this, Renee Herren . Thanks to you and to all the parents who contributed to this beautiful piece.
Dan Pimental Strategy
I love this, Renee Herren. Your work is so very nice. In fact, if a person with an autism diagnosis does appear to completely outgrow their early symptoms, they were not properly diagnosed.

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