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What it feels like to be Parent of an Autistic child!

By May 9, 2022One Comment

Is this the life you signed up for when your child received an ASD diagnosis?

It’s sad what families need to go through in order to receive the support they deserve?

X Long waitlists

X Lack of funding

X Inaccessible support

And even when all of this is available, progress seems painfully slow.

In the process, we loose the joy of parenting – appointments, sessions, medications… it all feels like a drag.

Your friends, colleagues and sometimes, even your partner doesn’t understand what you need to go through.

“S/he will grow out of it”, they say – oh what fools!

And in this process, your health and mental wellness takes a dip – suddenly it feels like life has taken control over you (not the other way round)

BUT is there a silver lining?

Actually, there’s lots to look forward to when you have an Autistic child 

The way neurodiverse kids learn, communicate, and behave is different, n͟o͟t͟ flawed…

And sadly, old school therapies such as ABA still aims to “” your child..

But how can you fix someone who isn’t broken? 

The result…

– the child becomes mechanical in their actions or reactions

– their self confidence is shattered as they learn only to “obey”

– the beautiful bond that you may have with your child is broken

– and worst still… when these kids grow up, they suffer from anxiety, depression and, in extreme cases, PTSD

But imagine… what if you were able to piggy-back on their s͟t͟r͟e͟n͟g͟t͟h͟s͟ ͟a͟n͟d͟ ͟a͟b͟i͟l͟i͟t͟i͟e͟s͟ to develop skills that need attention?

Strength-based learning not only works better to deliver the right outcomes but is also way more enjoyable.

Because the child engages more actively in things they love to do..

… and their confidence soars as they acquire new skills while playing by their strengths!

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