The family has an uneasy task ahead of them – they must cope with the diagnosis, repel the attacks of people around, who often think that the problem is that the parents have not managed upbringing of their child. The families often tend to isolate themselves and to adapt the entire life rhythm to the autism diagnosis. However, it is very important to realize that it does not have to be like that. On the contrary, it is very important for mental health of all family members including the autistic person that the family do not isolate themselves if possible, that they do not give up their traditions and they could find balance between what is necessary and what brings satisfaction to individual members of the family.
Upbringing of a child with an autism spectrum disorder has the same goal as upbringing of an ordinary child – that is preparation on an individual for an independent life.
Know a child with autism
The parent of an autistic child, his family and friends, have an uneasy task ahead: to know and understand the child.
Guideline for relatives
A child with an autism spectrum disorder affects the whole family. The parents, siblings, grand parents, but also distant relatives have to cope with the new situation and get used to it.
An autistic person and free time
When you are planning any activities with an autistic child, it is important to explain them in every detail what they are going to do in advance…
Right for financial aid
Children with the diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder have a right for the governmental aid, however, it is not automatic. Their legal representative must ask for it.