It’s not an easy path to walk. I’ll be the first to admit that it has challenged me at times beyond what I thought I was capable of handling – but living with an autistic child has facilitated more profound growth, expansion and love than I ever thought was possible. You and I initially connected because of autism. Whether you made your way on to this mailing list through my book, Awakened by Autism, through my blogging work on the Huffington Post, through a telesummit I recently hosted or some other way, we share something very personal in common: our lives have been touched by autism.
As the parent of an autistic son and a working medical professional, my intention is to be an online resource for you along your journey. You’re not alone, and having an autistic family member does not equal tragedy.
Every week I’ll send you a tip that you can integrate right away into your lifestyle to improve quality of life for you and your affected loved one. My mission is to shift the autism paradigm, and I know that together we can do just that, one individual at a time.
Love and Gratitude,
P.S. Soon I’ll be opening up an online platform where you can ask specific questions about your child and I’ll answer live online. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
Tip of the Week: Communication
Often, parents of autistic children think that their kids can’t communicate with them, even if they’re minimally verbal. But in my experience, finding a way to communicate is the most important thing, and the truth is that even non-verbal children are constantly observing and thinking.
Wouldn’t you like to know what’s going on in your child’s mind?
RPM, or the Rapid Prompting Method, is one of the most effective methods I have seen for teaching autistic kids to communicate with language.
Today, visit their website to learn more about how you and your family can get involved!