Thursday, June 23, 2011

when your child is diagnosed with autism: 10 things you should know.

1) You will feel like you are on a roller coaster of emotions. This is completely normal. Feeling overwhelmed with sadness, anger and grief is to be expected. If you are able to, this is a good time to find someone to talk to who is outside of your immediate circle, preferably a therapist. Remember that members of your family will also be grieving, so everyone in your family should do their best to support each other through this process.

2) Not all advice is good advice. People want to help and will often give you advice that may or may not be helpful. Do your research and consult your physician before taking on intensive diet regimens, cleanses or dietary supplements. While many people will sing their praises, they may not be right for your child.

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  1. Anonymous7:00 p.m.

    Powerful while allowing me to breathe a bit easier. Thank you.

  2. Thank you - I am happy it helped you. :-)