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Appreciate Uniqueness

Raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder can be a challenging undertaking. However, if you take the time to appreciate the uniqueness of your child, it is possible to recognize that ASDs offer a number of strengths. For instance, children with an ASD are often very loving and altruistic, making them loyal and dedicated friends. They are also natural artists, scientists, philosophers, and animal-lovers, and are able to immerse themselves in their favorite subjects with great enthusiasm.

This webpage, complete with chart, breaks down nicely some of the practical challenges and many of the strengths that children with ASDs exhibit. It also comes with suggestions for parents on how to engage their autistic child in routines, tailor home life to aid in their learning and growth, and positively support their child’s uniqueness and strengths.

Dr. Michael Clatch, Psy. D
Posted in: Autism
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