Parenting with Autism

Why Is Treatment For Autism Important?




Treating Autism is not about changing who the person is, treatment is also not about curing Autism. It is about giving those with these disorders power and skills to manage the challenges that Autism present to them. Being different does not make you any less normal but what does, is the stigma of what is considered normal by society’s standards that pose one of the biggest challenges to adapting to life with Autism. Most importantly, Autism treatment is not an ONE SIZE FITS ALL scenario. Each and every person with an ASD’s has needs and their treatment plan must be no different. Treatment can take educational approaches, teaching the person skills and giving them self-help tools to improve their quality of life and give them a fair opportunity at independence.


The Life Of A Parent With An Autistic Child



There have been many studies regarding the causes and factors that make up the presentation of autism. The end result was always that autism is a progressive disorder that in and of itself is not curable. We are often touched and empathetic about autistic kids and adolescents – how they look with their various disabilities, their unpredictable moods and behaviors, and their smiles and laughter despite their disorder. But have you ever wondered what it’s like to be their parent?  What is a day in the life of an autistic child’s parent? Let us first understand autism – its underlying signs, symptoms, the disorder process as a whole, and how it makes or breaks the life of parents with autistic children. It is important to understand autism as it is more complex than one thinks. For example, a new study in Sweden suggests that people with autism who have average or above-average intelligence quotients (IQs) are more than twice as likely to become addicted to alcohol or other drugs as their peers are.* It is thus important to know where to get help for addiction in such cases.  (more…)