Tip: 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 provide respite care – everyone needs a break and parents of children with autism may not have as many opportunities to take care of themselves.
5. Learn more about autism – find out what you can about autism from reputable resources (visit our site www.ganinfo.org)
6. Keep things confidential – everyone will be different about what they want others to know but it’s just safer to keep everything confidential!
7. Become an advocate – advocate for the rights of people with autism for inclusion and understanding and against discrimination.