My child has been recently diagnosed with Autism; what should I do?

If you are on this page, you probably just discovered that your child has an autism spectrum disorder. For some parents, this news is a shock and surprises them. In contrast, others expected this diagnosis due to their child’s characteristics.

Although the diagnosis of this disorder worries all parents and makes them feel insecure about their child’s disability or lack of ability in the future, you need to know that you are not alone on this path and that your feeling is very normal.

It is essential to know that although there is no known cure or medication for autism your child can grow, learn and acquire skills according to their capacity. The most important thing before anything else is that you, as a parent, get enough information about this disorder to provide a suitable home environment that suits your child’s needs.

 

Challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder covers almost all aspects of a person’s life.

Social dimension; difficulties in communicating and interacting with others, making eye contact, problems in showing facial emotions, and understanding other people’s non-verbal cues.

Emotional dimension; explaining or managing emotions, weakness in regulating emotions, anxiety, and depression.

Behavioral dimension; repetitive behaviors such as flapping, jumping, or spinning around. Weakness in motor skills, difficulty in sensory processing, insistence on a specific routine, disorientation, and self-injurious behaviors.

 

Do you see signs of autism in your child? Do you feel your child needs a specialist evaluation?

Be in touch with us.

 

Last Words

Your child is your child, whether with or without an autism diagnosis. Try to show empathy and love to your child, take care of them, and always remember that an autism diagnosis is not everything they are. Regardless of their disorder, they deserve to be loved.

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