Family is a sacred space. Most of us carry our nuclear family in our hearts every day as a representation of what is best about our world and our species. In a perfect world, that’s how it should be for everyone. Unfortunately, family is not a safe space for everyone.
Mental health issues are one of the most daunting challenges a family can face. The human mind is in many ways a mystery, and mental health issues have been taboo in our society for far too long. In the last few decades, however, we have come to understand many diagnoses in a more sophisticated way. While diagnoses like Autism Spectrum Disorder can be frightening and overwhelming, families dealing with these conditions should know that they are not alone.
There are several treatments for autism spectrum disorder that can help your child and in turn, help your family.