Autism Awareness: 5 Things Moms & Dads With an Autistic Child Wish You Knew by Sandra Matthews

2 years ago
Autism Awareness: 5 Things Moms & Dads With an Autistic Child Wish You Knew

One of my sons, Everson, is on the spectrum and nonverbal. While it is hard to parent a nonverbal autistic child, it is even more difficult to manage the judgments and misunderstandings that come from a lack of awareness or acceptance. Here are five tips that autism moms and dads wish all people understood:

  • Every single person on the planet has "autistic-like characteristics." Read the book Uniquely Human by Barry M. Prizant.
  • All children, autistic or not, have innocent and positive intentions.
  • All people, including autistic children, like being spoken to and interacted with in their own ways.
  • Parents of ASD kids like being asked questions.
  • Please don't say, "I'm sorry," when I tell you my child has autism.

Autism is just a different way of being human.

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Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Thank you for sharing this, Chloe LaFrance! I think it will help to educate many! #autismacceptance
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
This is such a wonderful piece, Chloe LaFrance - thank you so much for sharing!
Donna John
So helpful for parents with autistic children. Hope you'll share more tips with the community. Chloe LaFrance

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