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Let’s face it, being a parent of an autistic child can be stressful. There’s so much information out there about parenting a child with autism that it can be difficult to sort through it all. There are a lot of great resources for autism information in some surprising places. While a doctor can be a good source of medical information, more often a therapist will have better information on parenting a child with autism. Because autism is a social and communicative disorder, it requires therapy more than medicine for children to work through it. There are some medicinal treatments that can assist with autism like PCA-Rx and probiotics, but more often it is therapy that will offer the most assistance. It’s important for parents to build strong relationships with their children, and also to ensure that their children build relationships with their peers.
There is also a lot of great information about autism online, but make sure it is relevant to the autistic child’s specific disorder first. Because there are several disorders in the autism spectrum, it’s important to use the right treatment depending on the child’s disorder.
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