Autism Suggestions

(Also Known As: Atism Suggestions, Autistic Suggestions, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Suggestions, Autistic Spectrum Disorder Suggestions)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Suggestions for Autism

The following are some suggested activities for autism:

For parents of children with Autism:

  • Seek accurate diagnosis and assessment for the child in order to identify his/her abilities, areas of limitation, etc., with the aim of finding a suitable educational and/or intervention package for the child
  • Talk to professional therapists, special educators, special service providers for the best educational option for the child
  • Simplify the home environment to avoid injuries
  • Work with a therapist for a combined behavioral training that one can practice at home
  • Seek a support group for parents of children with autism
  • Read books written by persons with autism to better understand the child
  • Keep in mind that the child is unique from every one else, even from other children with autism, and value this uniqueness
  • Be vigilant and carefully examine suggested drug treatments, as not all may be advisable for your child
  • Consult a doctor for drug therapy options, seek second and third opinions
  • Seek out and talk to adults who have talked about and are active in promoting social awareness and acceptance of autism

For adults diagnosed with Autism:

  • Seek the support of love ones and/or support groups or communities
  • Read about autism, especially books written by people with Autism
  • Read to understand social conventions, and differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate social behaviors. (Recommended book: The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the unique Perspectives of Autism, By Temple Grandin and Sean Barron, 2005, Published by Future Horizons)
  • Seek behavioral training or interventions from professional therapists
  • Learn relaxation techniques to control feelings of anxiety or nervousness
  • Learn to control or adjust certain hypersensitivities or hyposensitivities

Could You Have Autism?

Autism Topics

Related Conditions

Asperger's Syndrome – autism, deficient interaction and social skills, lacking of empathy, autistic, restricted pattern of behaviors
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder – delay in language and motor skills, autism, lack of social functions
Rett's Disorder – repetitive movements, cognitive impairment, autism, problem with social skills