Autism and Family

Marisa Lucky, Hannah Christopher, Isabella Peters

Autism and Family

Autism can effect family's in many different ways

Family's feelings

  • 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

Important information

  • 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

Interesting facts

  • 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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Works Cited

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"Autism." Teen's Health. Ed. Raphael Bernier. The Nemours Foundation, 01 Jan. 2014. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.


"Autism Spectrum Disorder." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 Mar. 2015. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.


Shrieves, Linda. "Living with Autism: Families Find Support at Gym." Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL). 30 May 2010: B1. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.



"Temple Grandin." Biography for Beginners--Inventors. 2006: 278-285. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.


Collier, Douglas, and Greg Reid. "The autism spectrum disorders: preventing and coping with difficult behaviors--Part IV." Palaestra Summer 2003: 36+. Student Resources in Context. Web. 14 Apr. 2015.

Date- 4/21/15 Pd- 2/7