Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis! Don’t Panic!

Autism Spectrum Disorder – Don’t Panic

A word of advice to parents of Children who have been recently diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder – Don’t panic its ok! It is definitely not the end of the world as you know it, you just got to take a different path. (Welcome to Holland) click on the link!

We can’t stress how important it is to remain optimistic when you have a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, yes it will change the way you may have planned things but! I always say “you can always make something good from something that at first seems terribly bad”, even having a child with Autism – it could be worse. Believe me it’s true and it is amazing what you can achieve if you believe!

Believe in what? I hear you say – believe in yourself and what you and everyone else can achieve if you put your mind and soul to it, and remain positive +

I know that it is always easier said than done, but try and keep trying, with support from each other or even other families that have children with an AutismSpectrum Disorder or Special Needs, to look at the positives.

What could the positives possibly be?

  1. You now know what the problem is and you can set about to help your child with the help of many resources available including this site.
  2. Your child has been diagnosed at an early age and you can definitely make a huge difference by tackling the problem early, (early intervention)
  3. In a weird sort of way this can bring families closer together as you take on your natural instincts to band together and move forward together to make a difference.
  4. It can have many, many positive aspects, as many as you care to imagine.

Our daughter has been a source of inspiration for us right from day one. Yes we were disappointed to finally find out what we had already suspected and dreaded, but from another side we were relieved and could now go about doing something for her.
We as a family have definitely grown closer through this and we have become aware of the heights we can reach simply by believing in ourselves and what we can achieve.
Unconditional Love is extremely important, love your child no matter how they are, accept them and get into their world, love them for who and what they are (this applies to any child) and we believe to be extremely important.
Be happy, as Barry Kaufman points out in his book “Happiness is a Choice” it is your choice, and you alone are the only factor in the equation for true happiness within yourself.

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