This is a great point of view from a great parent so I thought I’d share with you, happy reading. Spread the word !! Share and repost !!
I’m going to start with a deceptively simple statement: Good parenting can lessen the severity of autism. If I just stop now, I’ll have left you with the groundwork for a huge number of the misconceptions I see almost everyday when I deal with other people’s attitudes towards what causes and cures autism, so I better explain myself.
I said good parenting “can,” not will, lessen the severity of autism. Any intervention to help a child cope with the challenges autism brings to their life, must always necessarily involve advising and training the parent: If the parent is not understanding and committed to the intervention, it will not be applied consistently or appropriately in that child’s life. Furthermore, teaching a parent to better understand autism and how autism impacts on their child, will help them be the parent that specific child needs, and often make them a more patient…
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