There are three givens when you have autistic kids - someone will ask if you've seen Rainman, an old man in a supermarket will lecture you about discipline and at some point you'll be asked to participate in a research study.
Deciding whether to sign your child up can be tricky - on the one hand you want to do your part to help understand autism, but you're also protective of your family and your privacy and would never want to expose your child to anything uncomfortable, harmful or invasive.
So let's weigh things up.
So unless you want to return home a total basket case, taking some time out for yourself on holiday is as important as travel insurance.
So I started my own list of pros and cons.
The weather's changing and that means one thing - time for new clothes. Moving between the seasons can be a difficult transition for some autistic kids, and shopping for new stuff makes it all the more sucky. Here's why:
It's not just that the words they use are bigger or more complicated than other kids their age, but they can talk for ages about a topic that's unusual - either because it's not something kids are usually interested in or because they know everything there is to know about the subject.
So why do they do it?
- ▼ 2012 (96)