Autism is no easy disability to have not only for the person that has it, which is basically a burden and a source of major stressor for them, but also for the family that live with them as it is a struggle that they also bear. Here are some things that can greatly help an autistic person’s development and adjustment in their daily lives. If you are living with a person with autism spectrum disorder, these might help you significantly.
These children need a controlled environment in which they can grow on. Now for neurotypical individuals, they can usually go from one environment to another without having the trouble of adjusting on the transition, but with autistic individuals, having to move and adjust from a series of environments is tough for them.
That is why for these people it is very important to have a controlled environment for them. Having said that, autistic children must grow and must be exposed to various settings and situations as long as these are controlled scenarios in which there is no tendency for them to be harmed or to be shamed in these learning opportunities. Like a potted plant, they can still grow at their own pace, through these controlled scenarios.
In terms of their own personal development, children with autism actually have a common trend of lagging behind in some aspects of their growth that is why in many cases these children are advised to have some sort of therapy that they have to go into to work on their needs and develop some aspect of their life.
There are various types of therapies for them that actually helps them in certain areas of needs, there are speech therapy that addresses problemswith talking, there is sensorimotor therapy that targets motor development or integration of senses to motor movement for coordination and sensorimotor improvements, and many other forms of therapy for their needs. Therapy helps them by strengthening their weaknesses and applying these to real life situations where they will eventually be using it.
This goes without saying that a support from the family goes along way. This cannot be emphasized enough but support is actually the fruit r consequence of love, thus if a family supports their Autistic child, they are actually showing them how much they love them.
Because yes of course you can just leave them be and be contented with what they are and how they are at the moment, but then again, that is not love that is just contentment. When a family loves their autistic member, they usually push the person towards the development and growth of their family member even if it feels uncomfortable.
Always remember that in dealing with an autistic person nothing is much more important than their comfort because they tend to become too overwhelmed with things that we see and feel as trivial and mundane, so it is important to have those considerations first before anything else.