Coming to Terms with Life with Autism (Part 2)


Why does autistic behavior sometimes seem offensive?

As our understanding of autism grows, we adapt our methods of relating and communicating to better suit our autistic loved one’s understanding of the world. Because those individuals with autism are not receiving and integrating social information like the rest of us, their motivation and social frame of reference is very different. As a result, their behavior can appear offensive to the uninformed bystander.

The Need For Understanding

When we understand how autism affects the thinking and behavior of our loved ones, we can adjust our reactions to promote a better response from them. We can begin to take action to create fertile ground around those with ASD to enable them to achieve the most they can, and to help them become comfortable in their own skins. (Click here to read more about What Causes Autism?)

The Need For Self Care

All of this is predicated by staying healthy ourselves. We need to learn self-care strategies to take care of ourselves emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and physically, because the individual on the spectrum probably will not recognize or attend to our needs as we might have once hoped or expected. We must seek out the validation and support of others who understand the unique impact on our lives when we love someone on the autism spectrum. With this one skill, we can compensate for many of the difficulties we face when autism invades our world. (Click here to read more about Parental Stress and ASD.)

Acceptance Is The Path To Peace

Finally, by accepting my circumstances and managing them well, I have found that I have been led down a path that I could never have predicted, and I have received many gifts that I would have never discovered if I had not made peace with autism in my life. (Click here to read more about our Mindset Makeover training.)

Thank you for taking time to understand more, but knowing isn’t enough! Let us help you take the next simple step toward implementing your knowledge for your relief or the relief of others.

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