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Would like to meet talk to other Mother’s with a child with Autism. Just need someone who understand what im and other Mother’s out there are going through.

Posted by sweetsalada, 25th June 2016

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  • Google ‘my time’ groups near you. They are parent support groups

  • Have you as a Mum been able to access occupational therapy and other training to learn skills in coping with this???. I know a Mum who is doing that and it is helping her a lot. Some words you don’t use any more. Surprisingly one of them is “but”. When you say but the “expression” of following words the tone of your voice changes. I know of 2 children – one it is one of the worst cases that have been assessed. The child has gone ahead reasonably quickly since they started taking him to various therapy sessions. People of all ages with Autism can be quite violent and can’t control themselves. In such cases you may need to stand behind your child and firmly hold arms down to the side and make sure you aren’t kicked. If you stand in front you may also be head butted or kneed, It is extremely difficult and exhausting to cope with. They often don’t seem to know how strong they are. Sometimes they later realise what they have done and get upset about it then too. A person often excels in some skills and is ahead of others. They tend to get bored easily for that reason. The frustration is what causes some of the emotional and behavioural issues. Sometimes parents have to change their parenting skills which is not easy. It can be even more difficult if you have other children as they tend to copy the problems.

  • Im also a mother with a 5 yr old ASD Son, We actually started dex 2 weeks ago and although my son has settled a bit he is starting to be extremely emotional and has started wanting to just lay under a blanket for hours at a time just laying there.. i had a good cry today watching him and thinking about what is going on in his poor little head. I feel your pain hun .. Im part of a facebook group called ‘ASD Matters’ its a group where mothers of autistic children share their tears and triumphs. Alternatively you can msg me on facebook… im the only Timara Lee Vezitis on there..lol. Happy to have a chat anytime xx

  • my nephew is on the spectrum. I know my sister also struggles with support. try finding facebook groups for parents of autistic children! im sure their would be some who understand wholeheartedly everything life throws at you. Keep being an awesome mumma- your doing a great job!

  • This is a great place to start. I am a teacher and come across many children with Autism. It is a tough road but with support you will be fine! Also ask your local doctor for any groups that may be run in your local area

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