Autistic Child Autism - Understanding the Autistic Child © 2010
Autistic Child Autism - Understanding the
Written by: Autism Advisor
Autistic Child Autism
A diagnosis of autism strikes fear to the core of a good number of parents. They feel
unprepared, hopeless, guilty and lost. When involved with the daunting challenge of growing
an autistic child multi easily freeze not knowing where to go, how to do and how this should
change such a lives.
While you may never understand exactly what crops up in your child's brain, you can learn
how to best godsend your child, and yourself, cope with the world. There are many levels of
autism from mild to severe. Here are a few Times too would help you, your child, family and
caregivers to navigate through the maze of autism. First, learn what your child's triggers are.
What makes him or her react badly or shut down? This could be anything from loud noises to
large crowds, intense competition to not getting enough sleep the night before. Autistic
This takes time, patience and building a foundation of trust. You must be constantly aware of
your child's environment and the potential for known triggers and new ones to appear.
Document the triggers and make sure everyone involved with the care of your child is aware.
Also ensure that everyone understands what actions to take to minimize the aftereffects of
exposure, whether that be removing the child from the situation or having a specific routine
that calms your child down. As you develop your relationship with your child, you will both
develop coping mechanisms.
While yours might be to take a deep breath after encountering a stressful situation, your
child's might be a sudden destructive temper tantrum. Understanding that your son or
daughter does not necessarily have the ability to process a situation the same way you do is
very important. Again, patience will help you work with your child to develop appropriate
coping mechanisms. It is well documented that people with au