Five years ago, when my son, Norrin was first diagnosed with autism, I had no idea what autism was and I had no choice but to take a crash course. I didn’t know anyone raising a child with autism, no one to ask questions – about anything. Those first few months were such a lonely time in my life. I didn’t know there were blogs or support groups (in person or on line). I think that’s why I have been so open about our experience. It’s allowed me to meet other parents who get it and allowed me to help parents of ‘typical’ kids understand. Talking about autism has alleviated some of the loneliness.
I am always open to questions. But I know autism is a sensitive topic and many people just don’t know the right questions to ask. Here are ten that can help start the conversation.
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So long as you are respectful, sincere and express genuine interest – you should feel comfortable asking these kind of questions.
Read more of Lisa’s writing at AutismWonderland.