Parents of ASD kids are often overwhelmed! We can silently wish for someone to step in & lighten our load — if only in a small way — but it’s hard knowing how to ask for help. There are people who are willing to lend a hand, but don’t know where or how to offer assistance.
So, parents, here is your chance. How might someone make your day a tad bit easier? What are some ways that people might reach out and show their support? Is there some area in your life that is especially difficult?
Looking forward to input!
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In my area, the schools have valuble information to parents about groups. Those groups offer interesting discussion on life w/autism for every part of the spectrum… Parents are able to talk about their struggles and share tips & advice.
It was in one of those meetings a few years back, that I learned about the gluten/dairy free diet… It works!
One of the easiest ways to show support is to offer a smile. This is especially important when a child is raging (doubly important if out in public!). Just giving the parent a sympathetic smile says, “I know you are doing the best you can. Hang in there.”
Many strangers are quick to offer nasty looks. Or they say to their companion, “My kid would NEVER behave like that!” Send the parents an understanding smile instead, and see what happens. The transformation might surprise you!