Being an Autism parent can be many things but easy isn’t one of them. This is one of those things that is truly impossible to understand unless you live it, and I know because I’ve been living it every day of my life, for the last 18 years.
As long as kids are being diagnosed with Autism, there’s going to be people instantly transformed into Autism parents.
It’s often a terrifying experience, at least until you find your footing. Everyone with a newly diagnosed child will experience this to some degree, so if this sounds like you, trust me, you’re in good company.
More importantly, you’re not alone.
I’m always asked if I have any advice for newly minted Autism parents. I don’t really like giving advice because every situation is different. Who am I to tell you what’s right for you or your child. That said, there are some things that are more universal in nature and can apply to every situation.
Here are 3 tips that will make you a better Autism parent.