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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

4 Secrets That Autistic Children Want You to Know

4 Secrets That Autistic Children Want You to Know

Language, such a simple thing for you and me, also the neighbour's kids and whoever else, but not for a child with Autism.

I'm sure you don't have to think far back to when your autistic child last ignored you or had a tantrum that you felt totally helpless about. You are not the only one feeling frustrated. Do you think that your child doesn't listen to you?

Do you think maybe that sometimes they just flat out ignore you on purpose?

Your autistic child is different; your child is differently special in a way that he cannot communicate to you. Imagine not being able to communicate what you want. How do you think that would feel?

Not too good, I would think. But that is the sad fact about autism.

"People have an extremely hard time realizing that an Autistic child is not only mercilessly trapped within themselves, but also they don't have the ability to communicate or socially interact with others."

That's not to say that they don't know what is being said to them, it's just that they cannot verbally communicate what it is they want us to hear.

There are a few little considerations that you should take on board with your child:

1. You autistic child is going to have a different level of ability than that of a child without autism.

** They will also have different abilities than another child with autism

2. Communication for your child is probably one of the most frustrating things that they have to do:

** Imagine trying to communicate something, thinking that what you have said is right and it continually getting the wrong response - Our autistic children are the ultimate warriors, we must understand this.

3. Communication is not only for language - Going to the toilet is also a communication problem that is being messed up and rearranged in your autistic child's head.

** Do you really think that a child with autism wants to wet themselves and be uncomfortable?

4. Communication is something that can be learnt. Don't worry too much about it, but small measurable steps that you put in will lead to great results.

** The key here is SMALL STEPS, an ongoing process that will have your child repeat certain actions that are going to help them cope with life as they grow up, and even start to function as a normal member of society.

Finally, just remember that your autistic child is a child. Children do strange and wonderful things all the time. With your autistic child you must be patient and not expect any huge jumps forward very quickly. But with the right guidance and exercises you will hopefully be leaving the sticky situation of childhood autism way behind you.
Thomas Stewart is a full time internet author who specializes in Childhood Autism. Along with his unconventional and often controversial ideas his work will bring you to a new place of knowledge when it comes to starting on a path to recovering from autism. You can pick up his FREE e-Course & Find out more about Thomas at