Tips Categorized as Parent Support

RESPITE CARE OPTIONS

Some grandparents care for their grandchildren full time. Others may host grandchildren part time, for holidays, during summer months or when emergencies arise. That responsibility can sometimes feel overwhelming. It’s important for caregivers to get a break from the physical and emotional stresses that can accompany caring for loved ones. … Read More »

SUPPORTING PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

1. Be there – sometimes parents just need someone to listen 2. Be Inclusive – include parents with their autistic children in activities you plan 3. Try not to be judgemental – it’s hard to put ourselves in their shoes with all that they need to deal with 4. Help … Read More »

Supporting Your Family

Sometimes grandparents are concerned about engaging with their grandchildren who have autism. They may feel uncomfortable about being solely responsible for their care, especially when they are out in public. They can, however, be especially good resources for their typical grandchildren who are sometimes overlooked because of the extra resources … Read More »

Reinforcing Parents

Frequent phone calls, notes of encouragement or just simply listening can be really helpful to your child in helping them cope with their stress.