The diagnosis of your child is the end of your life as you knew it. You are not equipped yet. Know this…what you do RIGHT NOW WILL change the shape of your child’s life. Their happiness is in your hands. If others scoff or misunderstand…spend limited time trying to inform them…then walk away! Don’t worry what others think! Autism Awareness is growing slowly BUT your results will speak for themselves.
There ARE great teaching and therapeutic mechanisms you can have in your home. Most are NOT expensive. I will be outlining many of the products that will help…and those that will not.
To start, don’t forget about YOU. Although the 24/7 routine of constant ‘therapy mode’ may be hard at first…the smiles on your child’s face and the fact that you made such a HUGE difference in his or her life will be a feeling you could never have known without the diagnosis before you. When your child is sleeping…don’t forget about your hair, skin, a favorite movie or even a favorite dish. Take care of yourself!
There are those who helped to guide me as I will attempt to guide those just beginning their journey’s. Watch Temple Grandin’s movie on HBO…or order it. TEMPLE GRANDIN. Published professor and Autistic. Her best book? Thinking In Pictures. BUT I urge you to watch themovie! It gives tremendous hope and a remarkable look inside the thinking process of these amazing kiddos! She is Autistic..as is Daryl Hannah, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Gates, Thomas Jefferson, Wolfgang Mozart and many others…in fact, Collin Farrell’s son was recently diagnosed. In reality, you now have an amazing child and he can learn everything typical children learn…he will just learn it differently!
Autism is cureable in the sense that these kids can be functional…just needing protection and some assistance…I have so much to tell you and products to help you…but…YOU need a proper diet, books you will enjoy, a FAX MACHINE is critical…since you will be home a LOT and everything can run smoother if you can operate out of your home.
Most will misunderstand…it might feel quite alone at times…but your child is in there! You just became more important than you ever dreamt. You will see miracles. Welcome to Autism!