Impact of autism on the family after diagnosis

in Project HOPE2 years ago


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We have been thinking about what happens within that family nucleus, that first night between the parents of a child who was diagnosed a few hours before with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

What about siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, school, soccer, is one of the biggest impacts that a family can feel..

First, this is the stage that must be overcome little by little, the mourning, a stage where the family, and individually each one, will go through a process of adaptation and acceptance of the diagnosis, but this will take a long or short time depending on how the family can cope with their problem..

Some of them start asking questions without answers, others, with unreliable advice, begin to be part of the accumulation of questions that can generate an unknown subject..

The Internet is the best tool at hand but also the most dangerous, so much so that it is like being guided by a blind man..

The day after having this diagnosis we are tired after not sleeping because our head fills with questions, spaces and movies that we project into the future. All these questions become more or less deep depending on the type of autism and the big question: will my child be cured?

Therapies begin, neurological evaluations and medication is what is usual in these cases, there are still professionals who think it is the only thing that can alleviate the symptoms that, according to them and for some parents, are annoying..

Research as much as you can, read, and above all look for other families who, like you, have children with autism, and who have been able to go beyond the diagnosis, besides being able to understand each crisis that your child may have, to understand if he/she speaks loudly, wants other children's toys, talks like a parrot, or is understood by pictograms..

Rejoice from now on in every step your child takes, in every word, in every advance, no matter how small it may seem.

Bioapproach, that is a word that should be in front of you if you receive a diagnosis, I recommend you to follow on instagram @inmunologiatea directed by Dr Neomar Semprum who manages this unit, for me one of the most complete and effective of those who address children and people with autism with a multidisciplinary team that serves anywhere in the world.

The diagnosis of autism is a great burden that the family carries but it is also a great challenge full of satisfactions every day..

Experiencing autism is wonderful, perhaps strong, heavy, but those of us who live in such a world have definitely become other people, most of us for the better..

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Depending on the type of autism in which the child is diagnosed, will be the impact, because there have been cases of those who have been slow to speak and their parents have thought that it is a problem that should consult a speech therapist and it turns out that the child has type 2 autism, something that does not escape to be treated by the specialist but under other parameters. The demonization of this condition has created many myths and falsehoods with which the family must fight, therefore they must be well informed and do it from good sources. @tipu curate 3

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Bioapproach, that is a word that should be in front of you if you receive a diagnosis, I recommend you to follow on instagram @inmunologiatea directed by Dr Neomar Semprum who manages this unit, for me one of the most complete and effective of those who address children and people with autism with a multidisciplinary team that serves anywhere in the world.

Very good interesting recommendation, I will install Instagram again just to review what this is about and the recommendations they give. Thank you very much for sharing this information.

The diagnosis of autism is a great burden that the family carries but it is also a great challenge full of satisfactions every day..
Experiencing autism is wonderful, perhaps strong, heavy, but those of us who live in such a world have definitely become other people, most of us for the better.

The family definitely need guidance or guidance from a professionalWell, each case is different and what is certain is that each person has different processes in how to assimilate this condition. Then personalized treatment must be given. And this will help people to understand more about what they are going to face.

Something I want to point out is that human beings by nature are always afraid of the unknown, and I think that the most important thing in these situations is to confront what is presented to us and accept it. as an opportunity to learn to develop other skills and other processes that are educating us.

Being parents is a task for which we are never prepared and in situations like this much less, but for our children we are able to change, improve, investigate and reform ourselves to be with them in their processes.

I admire parents that are so strong and positive inspite of all the diffuculties. Thank you for being an inspiration for all of us!

Hello @mariu.espinoza!
Certainly in the beginning it must be something that is not understood overnight and you will have many questions, however, I believe that for the sake of the child and the family it must be worked out first of all united with love in order to find the best way to live and enjoy each advancement. Greetings!