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April 23, 2020

The Ugly Truth About Should You Tell Your Kid That They Have Autism?

The Ugly Truth About Should You Tell Your Kid That They Have Autism?

Do you have a son or daughter with Autism?  If so should you tell your kid that they have Autism?  In this article, I will give you some things to keep in mind before you decide to tell your kid that they have Autism.

 

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Should You Tell Your Kid That They Have Autism

How To Explain Autism In Simple Terms?

One of my favorite quotes that I like by Temple Grandin who is also an Autism advocate.  She is also on the Autistic Spectrum as well.  She said, “Autism is like an image search in Google.”   We learn better with images or with someone showing us how to do something.

 

While writing this article I tried coming up with another analogy to explain Autism but Temple Grandin has said it the best.  So why fix something if it’s not broken, am I right?

 

 My Child Was Diagnosed With Autism, Now What

My Child Was Diagnosed With Autism, Now What?

If you just got an Autism diagnosis from a doctor you are probably feeling anxious.  Don’t panic though take your child home and go love them nonstop.  

How To Cope With An Autism Diagnosis?

Here's how you should cope with an Autism diagnosis:

  • Don’t let your kid see you panic because then they will sense something is off.  

  • Talk to your family members and extended family

  • Read books about Autism

  • Know that there is more research about Autism in today’s society than way back then

  • Remember the Spectrum is big so your kid might not have a severe type of Autism

 

Here are some more ideas on what you should after an Autism diagnosis

 

How To Parent A Child With Autism?

I am not going to lie and say it’s not going to be hard to parent a child with Autism.  I could only imagine what my parents had to go through with me when I was younger.  I must have been a handful.  

But you don’t have to do it alone.  Seek help from others when you need help the most.  Here are some more ways to cope with grief after Autism diagnosis

 

How Can My Family Help My Autistic Child

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Can My Family Help My Autistic Child?

After you get the news that your child has Autism tell all of your family members and prepare them.  Tell them what Autism is and explain how they can help.  Here are some examples:

  • Help manage their schedules 

  • Make time for playtime

  • Introduce your child to their cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents, etc.  

     

I think before I figured out that I had Autism everyone in my family and my extended family knew before I did.  Which was okay because everyone accepted me and no one treated me like I was different.  Everyone in my family jokes with me and treats me like I am normal.  

 

I believe that's why I get along with all of my cousins because they accept me for who I am.  Plus I never take lightly when people treat me like I am an alien from another planet.

 

How To Explain Autism In Simple Terms

How To Explain Autism In Simple Terms?

One of my favorite quotes that I like by Temple Grandin who is also an Autism advocate.  She is also on the Autistic Spectrum as well.  She said, “Autism is like an image search in Google.”   We learn better with images or with someone showing us how to do something.

 

While writing this article I tried coming up with another analogy to explain Autism but Temple Grandin has said it the best.  So why fix something if it’s not broke, am I right?

My Child Was Diagnosed With Autism, Now What?

If you just got an Autism diagnosis from a doctor you are probably feeling anxious.  Don’t panic though take your child home and go love them nonstop.  

How To Cope With An Autism Diagnosis?

Here's how you should cope with an Autism diagnosis:

  • Don’t let your kid see you panic because then they will sense something is off.  

  • Talk to your family members and extended family

  • Read books about Autism

  • Know that there is more research about Autism in today’s society than way back then

  • Remember the Spectrum is big so your kid might not have a severe type of Autism

How To Parent A Child With Autism?

I am not going to lie and say it’s not going to be hard to parent a child with Autism.  I could only imagine what my parents had to go through with me when I was younger.  I must have been a handful.  

 

But you don’t have to do it alone.  Seek help from others when you need help the most.  

How Can My Family Help My Autistic Child?

After you get the news that your child has Autism tell all of your family members and prepare them.  Tell them what Autism is and explain how they can help.  Here are some examples:

  • Help manage their schedules 

  • Make time for playtime

  • Introduce your child to their cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents, etc.  

 

I think before I figured out that I had Autism everyone in my family and my extended family knew before I did.  Which was okay because everyone accepted me and no one treated me like I was different.  Everyone in my family jokes with me and treats me like I am normal.  

 

I believe that's why I get along with all of my cousins because they accept me for who I am.  Plus I never take lightly when people treat me like I am an alien from another planet.

How To Explain Autism To An Autistic Child?

Just tell them that they learn differently than other students.  Don’t use the word normal when talking about the other students because then your kid may feel like a zombie or an alien maybe even feel isolated from others.  Then tell them that it’s okay to learn differently it makes everyone unique.  Just to reassure them.  

 

Conclusion:

There you have it now it’s your decision to decide on whether you should tell your kid that they have Autism. But before you tell them do you think it would be the right thing to do why or why not? Let me know your answers in the comments below.

 

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