Your child was diagnosed with autism almost 10 years ago. You have made the time to make adjustments in his life in order to help this child overcome some of the challenges the autism causes.
There were many challenges – the parents were overworked, there was a lack of support and they did not really understand how autism could affect their child’s development.
Over the years you have gathered many experiences and often this evidence was within your own family and because you were a caregiver it was hard to be as comprehensive as needed.
In your efforts to help your child you received much advice and started to put these experiences in a book, which was called ‘To Learn How To Live With Autism’. The notes that you found were very useful and interesting but you soon uncovered that what you wanted was something more a personal story of what autism is like in a family member. How then could make this information available to other people with similar challenges.
You asked yourselves if this project could be started. To start you would need professional advice and then you would need funding. This became very difficult. You also thought that your child did not need all the difficult information – his parents were facing hard times quite unjustly and were not able to pay for further studies.
You haven’t decided on a professional to help you – so what do you do. One idea was to ask your friends what they did. After a while – you could feel popular with this ‘shining star’ in the community. In many communities there are many physicians or general practitioners in small selected circles who just specialise in taking care of children with autism.
Then you decided how to settle this issue and you and your family would organize the information. Well – you may know that people can give good advice everyone feels that if they contribute they will be appreciated. Now you know this is not trite – and you have been OFF the planet when people like this come forward and give advice.
In this book you get both verbal and written information on autism – in fact this book is a completely different book from the first one – this book is ‘How To Live With Autism – Personal Journey’ and is a ‘must read’ for every parent who has the slightest doubt about the way that autism affects their child.
This book starts with a couple of chapters concerning your feelings about taking your child to the doctor, what you expect from the doctor and how your child reacts to many different situations.
You will discover how you have to cope with the world – and all your ideas about how events should play out. You will be fighting with your own issues in your relationships and the fact that other people do not understand what you are going through. This is a heavy topic and once you start reading you will become very educated and a mini speed driver in navigating through much of what your child goes through on a daily basis.
In the second chapter you will find how to find the right doctor, how to manage your child’s medications and what does not work with your child. This chapter is very focused on behavioral issues and you will need to have patience with your doctor and hopefully they will understand your feeling of fear, despair and the hopelessness. This section is also instrumental since this is what you Breeze through.
The third chapter is terror – this is what most people find causes anxiety in children and so this is an area where you need to make certain that the doctor hearing this will also be sympathetic.
The last chapter detailing the various things that target kids with autism and being able to avoid them is of great importance. This is a crucial part of the ‘How To Live With Autism’ book.
As you read about autistic children you will learn how to make their lives comfortable and happy, how to boost bridges and stir their curiosity and how to be sensitive to other people’s opinions much less their own. You will see very clearly how to organize your emotions, sort out the day-to-day issues and structure your life without yelling and screaming. You will understand that many autistic kids are working towards their independence – they have lost the closeness and attention from the other members of their family and feel like they are shame under attack.
You will understand that in some circumstances, people with autism maybe so embarrassed to be a parent that they may try and go out of their way to avoid it – and this may be where a nanny or guardian should enter the picture. But this is a very individual thing and any parent needs to appreciate that having a child with autism is exciting and challenging.
This book will help you find out what has to happen to enjoy and expand their independence and help you vascularize to new avenues of support and resources. Bringing home children with autism is, to many, the first step – being the one that takes the time to really get to know your child and gets to know their strengths and weaknesses.