Happy Autism Awareness Day and what today mean to our panel. The power of words and language with autism regarding our community. Autistic vs has autism. Non-speaking vs non-verbal. Issues of talking about someone present like they aren’t there. High-functioning vs low functioning. How to subscribe to our Autism 30 Monthly Newsletter.
Welcome back. Who is our new member Jess? How you our audience can ask our panel questions. Your questions answered: How do you always deal with other parents asking you for help? What do you say to doctors who want to give your information with new perspective parents?
The feelings that surround the ebbs and flows of child advances. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). “Good development doesn’t always look like good behavior” & “Don’t feed the bear” explained. Coping with an aggressive child and behavior.
February was inclusive education month in British Columbia, and our thoughts on the matter. Issues that typical parents may not be aware of. Issues that may arise for some people in the province and our own personal stories. The benefits of inclusive education. Ignorance of some in our society. Our appreciation of headmasters, teachers and educational assistants that do a fantastic job for our children. Our hope for the future.
Answering theses 3 questions: “What have you learned about yourself having a child with autism?” & “What makes your marriage work considering that 80% of parents with a child with autism don’t?” & “What are some of the revelations you’ve had about having a child with autism?”
Questions answered with guests: Kathy & Tina. How far society has come with acceptance. The frustrations that parents can face when you have a child with autism. Children knowing they have autism and how to approach the subject? Demystification and self-awareness. Things we'd like to see in the marketplace and supports wanted.
What do you do if your child is having a meltdown and you are getting "looks" from other people? How do you handle going out to eat if your child is a picky eater? Do you tell other people about your child’s autism diagnosis, who do you tell, and why?
About the parents (Kathy & Tina). Educating the public about hurtful things that some people do and say. Issues that arise for many parents with children with autism around the "The Holiday Season". What the parents would like the world to know about autism.