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10 Questions To Ask and Not Ask Parents Of Children with Autism

These parents are playing with their kids

People who don’t have firsthand experience with children on the spectrum often mean well, but their actions and words may come across as insensitive. 

Parents have enough on their plate taking care of their special needs children, the last thing they need is to get hurt or upset by someone who misspoke.

If you know a parent affected by autism and want to offer support, here are ways you should and shouldn’t ask about their child.

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What Is Mild Autism In Children?

People often have only one specific idea of what they think autism looks like and it’s usually the severe kind. They think it’s having little to no social or communication skills. Or it could be an inability to make eye contact, and a hypersensitivity to sounds and change. 

 

To these people, having autism automatically means you can never live a full life and you will always need someone else to care for you.

 

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6 Symptoms of General Anxiety in Children

Watching your child wrestle with tough emotions and struggle through anxiety is so difficult. As parents, we just want to take away their pain. 

We want to help.

The best way we can do that is to be informed. Recognize the signs of anxiety and make sure you follow up with their primary care provider if you ever suspect more than a standalone stress episode. Read more

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