I am so glad that you landed here. I know if you did that means you have something really important on your mind… So I’m happy to share this news. This is the beginning of an amazing series called Parenting Children with Special Needs. That might sound a little scary or even intimidating, but really it’s all about getting you great information from people that are living it. Today I am sharing some of the early signs of Autism.
So here you are faced with the question deep in your gut “could my child have Autism?”
You ponder this… Google it, read everything you can on it, and think about it a lot. Right?! Me too!
Early Signs of Autism
What to know about Autism and signs to watch for if you are concerned
These are some of the early signs of Autism:
Inability to relate to others
Oversensitive or Undersensitive to sound
Poor Speech or Lack of Speech
Strange Attachment to Objects
Difficulty Dealing with Change
Inappropriate Laughing or Crying Fits
Hyperactivity or Passivity
Unusual Behavior or Body Movements
Spinning or Running around in a Circle Regularly
Avoids Eye Contact
Lacks Awareness of Danger
Unusual Play or Repetitive Play
Do some of these seem so familiar? Are you thinking oh my gosh, YES!
I know when I first started learning about Autism those were my exact thoughts. Guess what? Seeing these signs doesn’t mean life has to change. All it means is you might have to parent a little different and you might have to teach a little different.
Your perspective on life and your child is everything. I might take a little more laid back approach, but living at the beach does that to people. 😉 If you see signs of Autism or any developmental disabilities mention it to your pediatrician.
Learning about Autism and helping to guide your child so he can possess the knowledge and skills to be successful in life is key and guess what. You got this!
Every parent has this job in life to take care of their children and guide them. Your parenting might look a little different… Maybe even a little better. I know you can do this… so here is a big hug from me, because we’re in this together.
I’m glad you are joining us for 12 months of Ideas and Inspiration on Parenting Children with Special Needs.
Autism Visual Schedules