If you’ve ever felt frustrated because it feels like you’re parenting on an island and looking for support to parent your child with autism, I can relate to the Best Posts about Parenting a Child with Autism. In today’s post, I will share with you my best posts about the experience of parenting a child with autism.
1. 20 Best Tips to Improve the Life of your Child with Autism
Parents spend lots of time thinking about their children’s future, especially if the child has autism. With the proper resources and parental support, children can flourish.
2. A New Autism Diagnosis: What I Knew and What Came Next
My child received an autism diagnosis in 2013 at three years old with early intervention and educational services. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 59 American children have or will receive an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis (source). However, the odds might be even higher than that! This is our story and the steps to take when expecting (or after getting) an ASD diagnosis.
3. Gluten-free Dietary Changes with Autism
The gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) diet helps some children with autism with gastrointestinal issues, a leaky gut, or microbiome changes. This article covers what the research says about gluten-free diets and autism.
Check out the current information about gluten-free diets.
4. How to Support Children with Autism while Overstimulated
Sensory overwhelm is a pervasive factor in planning the day. Sometimes places are too loud or crowded or bright. By discussing sensory overwhelm and strategies to correct course, you will be more prepared next time you go out.
5. The Best Road Trip Tips for Families with Kids with Autism
Some autistic children benefit from set schedules and reminders before any upcoming change or transition. Traveling on the road to new places can be disruptive, but planning provides strategies for unique situations. Our best tips for families with autism came from our experiences with car trips during cross-country travel!
6. Travel to Autism Friendly Destinations
Some destinations are certified autism destinations, autism-certified cities, or certified autism centers. If they are not particularly certified, we prefer to go to destinations that we know are good for children with autism.
For example, Disney World has the Disability Access Service (DAS), and I’ve compiled a list of the best tips and tricks for families with children with autism to give all of our best advice for tackling Walt Disney World.
7. Revel in the Little Moments and Celebrate the Wins!
When encountering people in our travels, we’ve met incredible strangers and rude or hurtful acquaintances. This article is about reveling in the little moments of traveling with your family. Be prepared to slow down, hang out in the room if needed, and soak up the good moments!
Those are my best posts on parenting a child with autism. I hope they help you in your journey with your child- always remember that you’re the best advocate!