Autism and Family
Marisa Lucky, Hannah Christopher, Isabella Peters
Autism and Family
- Parents often feel embarrassed, depressed, sad, angry, lonely, shocked and overwhelmed
- Parents also may feel resentment toward other parents with typical children
- Brothers and sisters may often feel embarrassed by there sibling that has autism
- Autism can bring a family bond closer
How it effects children, teens and adults
- Teens have problems making friends and learning
- Some parents are to busy meeting there child's needs, They have no time to relax
- Autism can change the way parents look at the world
How parents care for children with Autism
- You have to take care of yourself to be able to take care of a child with Autism
- Get your child treatment
- Give them a lot of attention
Successful tips for Family
- Take them to a therapist
- Support group
- Be understanding
- If you use sarcasm they might not understand you
- Family's don't notice a difference in their child till they are 2-4
- May have trouble understanding jokes or sarcasm
- Its hard for autistic children to look at you when your having a conversation
- Parents may think their child is deaf at first
- Parents may miss out on a lot of things because nobody can watch their child
- Loud noises often annoy Autistic children
- Some Autistic children don't like to be touched
- Parents have to teach their child to speak but it might take a long time
- Kids with Autism may have trouble fitting in with other children
- Some people on the spectrum have special gifts and talents
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