As a parent or person with Autism what do you find that you struggle with most?
As a parent of a son with High Functioning Autism I find that we struggle with communicating feelings, some social issues, as well as some regression.
I know I am not alone in this world with struggles facing on facing on raising an Autistic Child. We have our good days and we have our bad days. One thing I do is tell myself tomorrow is a new day. I never know what kind of mood my son will be in. He is night and day at school. I don’t want to talk so much about school as I will save that question for another Friday. I noticed that my son is slow to process things sometimes when given directions. It’s not always that he doesn’t want to do it. It’s he can’t process it. My son can’t tell you he is mad. Instead he blows up and lashes out by screaming or hitting or even running to his room. He doesn’t understand when someone is joking he thinks someone is picking on him. The regression I will also save for another Friday as it ties in with another question. Oh yeah and I forgot to mention that he does not handle change very well all the time.
I hope that while I blog I can share my experiences with all of you. Every day is a struggle but we get through it.