We talk about neurodiversity. Our children should be aware of their diagnoses. In order to be their own advocates, they need to be included in the decisions about who they are and what that means. "Nothing about us without us." Acceptance of the unique traits and talents could be hugely helpful to growing skills and lowering stress levels.
The Second Rule of Autism Club
We talk about neurodiversity. There are so many positive things about our differences. We need to take delight in those differences and emphasize them. We need to talk about heroes and famous people, like Greta Thunberg, who are on the spectrum. Try not to use labels or levels of function. These can be seen as judgmental and not respectful to the individual. Being unique should be a source of pride and self-worth.
The Third Rule of Autism Club
We talk about neurodiversity. There will be obstacles to overcome. There is a learning curve, and limited time and energy to devote. We can reach out to each other for help and understanding. We can lift each other up or simply be there with others while they process and progress. We aren't alone in our challenges or achievements.