Accepting An Autism Diagnosis and Helping Your Child Live A “Normal” Life.
You give birth to a perfect and healthy baby. You remember the first time you hold your baby in your arms, the first time your baby grabs your finger with their tiny little hands. You remember the first time (s)he imitates something you do, their first word, the first time they give you a big strong hug. Then one day it suddenly stops. Your perfect and healthy child no longer looks you in the eyes, (s)he stairs blankly into space. The words or gestures decrease, your child becomes easily upset and suddenly withdraws from your touch.
As a parent you begin to worry, you take your child to a doctor or specialist and you learn that your perfect and healthy baby has just been diagnosed with autism. To most parents, this diagnosis is shocking. Many times, parents are in denial, blame one another, or withdraw all together, BUT none of it is anyone’s “fault”.
Now that you know your child’s diagnosis, it is time to take the proper steps to make sure that your child on the spectrum is able to live as normal of a life as possible. It is also time for parents to learn how to adjust their lives and their schedule to help their children thrive, and to give themselves a chance to understand, accept and support their child through their stages of development.
Here is some good news! If you saw the signs early on, early intervention will give you and your child on the spectrum a REAL a chance to learn and develop behaviors that will help them interact and communicate with others appropriately throughout their lives. Although no cure exists for autism, many families turn to professionals like those working at Beautiful Minds Center to help them learn and discover methods that leverage the disability’s strengths to improve the lives of everyone affected.
Beautiful Minds Center believes that each child is unique and prides itself on creating individualized programs that best suit the child and their families. They believe that Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), or the process of applying systematic interventions to improve socially significant behaviors is one of the most impactful ways to educate and work with children that have been diagnosed with autism.
By working with a team of ABA professionals you will help your child on the spectrum processes information and enhance learning in a systematic, scientifically based way that prompts social, communication, and other functional life skills with amazing success.
If you have or know someone who has a child on the autism spectrum who needs therapy to help them reach their maximum potential and enhance their quality of life, then Beautiful Minds Center can help. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s development go to http://www.beautifulmindscenterforautism.com/contact.htmlto e-mail one of Beautiful Minds Center’s certified behavioral specialists.
No one has to be alone, Beautiful Minds Center has built a community of Board Certified Behavioral Analysts, professional and dedicated therapists, and a staff that will help support you every step of the way.