Erin Porter is a family autism coach from Ontario, Canada who supports parents who have newly diagnosed children with autism. Erin shares her thoughts on the major gaps and challenges she sees. Some of the challenges start before the diagnosis, including how to talk to doctors. We also talk to Erin about how she assists parents through her Guided Autism Program.
Shobhna Srivastava is a BCBA with a background in clinical psychology and mental health and here, she shares her unique perspectives and experience. We talk about the caregiver’s burden and why it’s important to address it with families, and the differing needs between older and younger children. Shobhna also shares tips on how to build rapport, suggestions for improvement in the field of ABA, and her favorite go-to resources.
Here’s an interesting article from The New York Times about talking to your children about their diagnosis: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/13/talking-to-children-about-their-disabilities-with-metaphors-and-minecraft/?_php=true&_type=blogs&emc=edit_tnt_20140513&nlid=39278382&tntemail0=y&_r=0 What if it is an ASD diagnosis?… Read More »Talking to Children About Their Diagnosis
Did your child receive a diagnosis for ASD? Autism Speaks has a 100-day tool kit that is available for free for parents. http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/100-day-kit 100 Day… Read More »Help! My child received a diagnosis of ASD