You are the first people most parents meet after getting our child’s diagnosis. Therefore you have tremendous influence on how we view autism, what that means or doesn’t mean, what services we seek, and how we then view and treat our child.
That’s a huge responsibility.
The onus is not entirely on you, of course, but don’t kid yourself, you have the power to change the course of a child’s life and their family’s with your knowledge and what you tell their parents. If you don’t know the answer to a question, do not pretend you do. Do not rely solely on whatever university you went to, or the medical journals you may subscribe to, the most recent statistic, medical study or your colleagues for information.
If you’ve been taught a particular therapy or teaching method is the only scientifically proven method to “treat” or teach Autistic children, find Autistic…
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