Raising a Child with Autism There is no doubt that raising a child with autism is challenging. There is endless research on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) but a very limited amount on the costs and benefits of caring for a person with the disorder. In order to gain a comprehensive perspective on the biggest challenges parents and caregivers of autistic children face, a look into the private lives of these families and close networks is necessary. The only way to give support and provide the much needed services required to help, one must ask them what the most difficult parts about managing autism are. Below examines three of the most common struggles these families face when trying to understand and help their autistic children develop into the capable people they are certainly able of becoming.
Stress amid parents of children diagnosed with ASD Madiha Singapuri Nova Southeastern University Dr. Eric Thompson PYCL 507: Research and Evaluation for Counselors. Abstract Having a child given a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a very stressful event for parents. It is imperative to understand that there is much that can be done for both parent and the child. From the current literature we know that parents of children diagnosed with autism worry about many things like lifetime dependency to family dissonance. We know that these parents are distressed and angry, the parents of children with more unusual behaviors feel a lot more stressed than the parents of children with fewer unusual behaviors. However, having a strategy to approach it correctly and to get the best possible help for your child is probably the most important step, one can take to relieve stress and to aid the child’s development.
Kelli Stapleton’s Mistake Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. For grown-ups, an autism diagnosis may get alleviation terms of a clarification for their long lasting battles, for parents, the principal months in the wake of discovering that their youngster has a formative issue can be enthusiastic, confounding and testing. A kid 's autism diagnosis influences each individual from the family in various ways. Guardians/parental figures should now put their essential concentrate on helping their kid with ASD, which may put weight on their marriage, other
ABSTRACT Autism is a severe childhood developmental disorder that gives unusual challenges and struggles to families. Primary caregivers have to re-define their journey of parenthood once their child is diagnosed with autism. Using a phenomenological approach, this study sought to explore and describe primary caregivers’ experiences of having a child with
Section II: Identifying Autism Recognizing characteristics autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and identifying them in individuals is an essential first step for any police officer to conduct positive interactions when confronting individuals with ASD. Officers who can successfully identify individuals with ASD are more likely to be able to use what they know to choose an appropriate approach when confronting these individuals. Benefits of this may include better officer safety and less injuries and fatalities for disabled individuals. With this in mind, it is incredibly troubling to consider that approximately 80% of police officers in a survey found it difficult to identify the distinguishing features of ASD (Modell & Mak, 2008). Therefore, it would seem paramount that there be a promotion of police trainings that focus on improving officers’ knowledge of diagnosis and characteristics of ASD as well as their ability to recognize these characteristics in individuals they encounter.
Annotated Bibliography Siegel, B. (2003). Helping children with autism learn Treatment approaches for parents and professionals (Sec, 2002).
The counseling and support for the parents with a child diagnosed with autism. What parents need to do is learn to be the best advocate that you can be for their child. You always need to be informed. Always take advantage of the services that are available to you in your community. By doing this your will meet with medical staffed professionals that can help educate you and there to help you. From doing this you will gather strength from the people you meet. Most of all do not push your feelings away. You need to talk about them to someone. Most parents may feel both ambivalent and angry. This is to be expected emotions from a parent. Always try to and direct your anger to the disorder and not toward your family or loved ones. Try not to argue with your spouse over the autism related issues,
Every single day is a struggle for an autistic child and his or her family. Autism affects all aspects of a child’s life from their ability to show affection to their family to being able to do simple tasks such as communicating and thinking in ways that we take for granted. Autism is defined as a developmental disability in which children experience abnormalities in social functioning, language, often act in puzzling ways, and usually appears before the age of three (Mash &Wolfe, 2010). Although the exact causes of autism are unknown there does seem to be a strong genetic component. Having a child or family member with autism is a constant battle of emotion and frustration. Everyone wants to help the people they love when they have
When it comes to the Autism/Asperger spectrum it is an interesting disorder to learn and understand. As I had the opportunity to work with all range of children that have been diagnosed with Autism/Asperger, it is the students that have been recently diagnosed with Autism/Asperger that is interesting to learn about. I have the pleasure of helping a good friend of mine whom has a 3 year old son who was diagnosed with Autism during the summer of 2015 with understanding what is Autism and ways to support him with his diagnoses. As all parents at the beginning of learning their child has Autism/Asperger they are scared, they want to know what is best for their child when it comes to their development and what services are out there to help themselves and their child with their disability. As I observed my friend’s child, I learned that with the amount of support from family and friends along with his parent’s researching case studies and documentation on Autism, they are better equip of dealing with the disability than letting the disability take control of them.
Autism is known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and it’s a neurological disorder that affects children at an early age, even at 2 years old. The misconceptions and controversies about the illness have caused a lot of backlash and hate towards the healthcare industry, especially doctors. Over the years, many
Every case of autism is different. Symptoms and behaviors vary in severity and often change over time, thus, the method of treatment is specialized to the needs of that child or adult. It is said that early diagnosis can help these individuals develop to their full potential as the primary goal of treatment is to improve their overall ability to function. Individuals with autism positively respond to highly structured treatments that help improve communication, social, behavioral, and learning aspects of their lives. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that strategies such as; specialized therapies, behavioral training and management, medicines, and community support and parent training are the best ways to help individuals with
Autism A heart attack, a stroke or a cancer diagnosis causes its members to confront the impact of the illness and re-evaluate their position. These illnesses are often life threatening, but critical intervention leads to a steady rehabilitation and possibly full recovery. This cannot be said, for a family impacted by a diagnosis of autism. Autism is a developmental disability that significantly affects three areas: communication, social interaction, and behavior. Autism being a spectrum disorder impacts each individual differently, leaving each family’s experience difficult to compare. Autism being a communication disability brings serious challenges to a family, as this diagnosis impacts the communication strategies. Parents find
Abstract: With the increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis of children in recent years, there is a greater need as educators to be more informed on the subject matter to assist children and their parents. According to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the
Parents’ Responses to Their Children ASD Diagnosis As there are no specific guidelines for parenting, nothing can prepare a parent to receive a first medical diagnosis of their child’s autism. . The burden that parents experience when receiving the diagnosis depends on the following: level of severity; level of the child’s dependency and intensity of needed care; the support that is available to the parents from their close environment; the parents negative views on caring for a child with ASD; negative view on the diagnostic process; levels of passive avoidant coping strategies (Stuart, & McGrew, 2008).
Numerous studies have been conducted showing the daily lives of children with autism spectrum disorder, and the battles the parents have to face. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (2015), “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by repetitive and