How to Handle Your Child’s Need for Information About Their Condition
The time for when your child will start looking for answers depends on their age and level of development. This may range from asking ‘what’s up’ as in—what condition does he have—to more roundabout ways of asking about it such as why they need to be in a special school.
As an autism service provider in Maryland, we at American Caregivers, Inc., know that trying to make them understand will not be easy. Indeed, you can expect an ongoing conversation rather than a single sit-down discussion. In any case, beginning this discussion is essential. As such, we are providing you tips on how to go about it:
- Give them an overview/the basic information about their condition.
- Explain autism in the simplest terms possible.
- Interject real-life instances and the people they know into your explanation.
- Do not make everything about their condition; instead, drive down the point that autism is just something he has and not who he is.
- Reassure your child of your presence and support and the fact that there are professionals and caregivers who are specially trained to help them.
- Enroll them in a playgroup as well as a home care agency in Silver Spring, Maryland, to foster their development.