Recently I was surfing the internet when I came across some comments detailing how parents can be most helpful to their Autistic child.
You should know that Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviours.
Parents who have children with autism report that the child have problems communicating and understanding what people think and feel.
It could be most distressing for parents who are most worried about the fate of their child. Indeed, parents pray daily for a miracle of some sorts. Sadly, science have not been able to bridge the communication gap for autistic children.
But here are 10 things every child with autism want you to know – this is as supplied by Havannah Specialist Hospital…
1). I’m first and foremost a child. Autism is just one aspect of my character
2). Ordinary sights, sounds and touches of everyday life that are normal to you, can be painful for me.
3). It isn’t that I don’t listen to you… it’s just that I can’t understand you.
4). I like routines because I know what to expect.
5). Don’t compare me with other children… I m special in my own way.
6). It’s hard for me to tell you what I need, when I don’t know the words to say it.
7). Be patient and consistent, I learn better when you tell, show and do things with me.
8). Focus and build on what I can do rather than what I can’t do.
9). I want to be with others but I don’t know how.
10). Love me unconditionally… because I promise you… I’m worth it.