I have an 8-month-old boy who has autism.
He is a good kid, with a loving mother who loves him dearly and who loves me.
But when I ask him to share some of the more challenging things that his parents have to deal with, he seems a little overwhelmed.
He can’t get his words out.
His body language is just so awkward.
And then he goes, “What about your dad?
What’s going on with him?”
So I’ve got to ask him, “Are you having a breakdown?”
And he says, “No, he’s fine.”
And I go, “Well, what’s the problem?”
And I tell him, I’m a therapist and I’m trying to get this kid to understand the challenges of his condition, and that’s why I’m doing this.
I want to make sure that he understands that there are things he has to do in his life that are challenging.
I think that’s the best way to address the challenges that he’s facing and the challenges his family is having to deal in terms of his life.
I’m also doing this as a way to try to understand why this child has autism and the way that it is affecting his life, and how we can best help him and what we can do to make him feel better about himself.
So what is autism?
Autism is a disorder of social communication that affects up to 1 in 10 children, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Autism is characterized by difficulties in social communication, repetitive behaviors, and repetitive speech.
Autism also may be present in infants and children at birth, but it may be more common in people with certain genetic or developmental disorders.
Some of the symptoms of autism include: problems relating to people and objects (such as difficulty recognizing facial expressions and hearing speech); difficulty understanding and responding to the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of others; difficulty expressing emotions and interests, including feelings of frustration, shame, or embarrassment; difficulties making eye contact; difficulties paying attention and maintaining attention; and difficulties engaging in activities that require sustained attention and concentration.
As the condition gets worse, autism can make it hard for children to understand others’ feelings.
It can also be difficult for children with autism to express themselves, learn, and develop.
But autism can also affect how people interact with others.
For example, many autistic people have difficulty with social skills and social cues, such as smiling or eye contact.
They may also have difficulty expressing emotion or making eye-contact.
Sometimes, they may lack the communication skills to communicate, so they may not know what to say.
But other times, they have trouble understanding what is being said and how it will be conveyed.
People with autism may also struggle with social relationships and communication skills.
For instance, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder may have difficulty understanding their own needs and feelings, or with managing conflicts in the social world.
Many people with autism also may have trouble interacting with other people.
They are also at risk for being disruptive in social situations.
And the most important way to prevent autism is to get your child diagnosed and get the support that you need to work with him to make progress.
So how do you identify autism?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that people with Autism Diagnostic Interview Schedule (ADIS) diagnoses should be interviewed by a licensed clinical social worker, an autism specialist, or both.
And if a child is diagnosed as having autism, the parents should be able to discuss their concerns with a licensed social worker.
But you don’t have to talk to a professional to work through the process of identifying your child with autism.
Here are some ways to help your child develop a better understanding of autism: Ask questions.
Ask your child what he or she thinks about different situations.
This is important because autism affects many different parts of the brain, and the more we understand about autism, so the better we can help our children.
The goal is to ask your child, “How do I get my dad or me to stop this?
Do you think that I’m crazy?
Do I have a brain tumor?
Are you a freak?”
And then, “Can you tell me what my dad thinks?”
Then you can ask your kids, “Is it hard to see what my mom thinks?”
This is a very helpful way to get to the root of the issue and really explore what you think about what’s going wrong in your child.
When I was a child, I would say to my parents, “You know, I can’t do this.”
I was very afraid that my mother would say, “That’s okay, honey.
It’s not that big a deal.”
And my father would say something like, “We have a really good relationship, honey.”
I remember saying to my mother, “Dad, I don’t want to do this to you.”
I didn’t want him to judge me or say, I’ve never been a good parent.
And so, I think what