It can be incredibly painful for a parent to have a child whose needs are going unmet. The frustration of not being able to understand or connect with one’s own child is devastating. Despite this sentiment, parents are often too close, and perhaps too exhausted, with the situation at hand to provide the best level of care.
The specialized needs of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder may be so great that one or two adults on their own cannot sustain a program that helps their child in the most complete way. Even if they can, the strain that this places on their job, health, sleep habits, and relationship with each other may be unendurable. If any of the following are happening in your household, it may be time to seek more intensive external help. Here are 6 signs that families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder need help.
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.
Daniels Academy, designed for males with academic or social struggles due to learning differences, announced today the publication of a new White Paper, “Rescue Your Family: Living Alongside Autism Spectrum Disorder.” The twelve-page White Paper is designed to help parents and guardians of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as teachers and friends who may know a family struggling with these issues, and anyone looking for resources on how to help children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.