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Others Accepting Your Child....

Others Accepting Your Child....

How do you handle or deal with family members who do not want to accept your child is autistic?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My mother-in-law is the same way. "Hes not behind hes just developing in his own way and time, he doesn't have ocd or spd hes just really particular and knows what he likes". Jordan's therapist says dont argue with her. Whenever she says things like that, instead of arguing just tell her how to handle what hes doing. No matter what it is, explain how you are handling it. This way, she can continue to think shes right and knows best but atleast she'll know how to handle the situations when they arise. I know it's frustrating. You just want to grab them like "THE DOCTORS KNOW MORE THAN YOU WOMAN, WEVE GOT THIS SHUT UP" but ya cant so ya either argue or smile and nod. Hope things get better for ya, and remember strangling her will only make it worse 😋 keep your head up!

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Most people think that the doctors have simply misdiagnosed our autistic Angel's and they are simply in denial about it. Most of my family doesn't know because if somebody say something out of pocket against tony I will bring the pain believe that! Everyone doesn't need to know people are so judgemental and mean. And most old people dont believe it exists smh....

posted over 3 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I went through that and unfortunately you can’t, they’re the ones that need to make the effort. The job of anyone in our family is to love unconditionally. We have too much on our plates already.
What you can do is make your child’s presence known and educate them.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I had to back away from a lot of family members. My son is 14 now and some get it some don't. One family member suggested I put my son in an institution and bed done with the trouble. Needless to say we do not talk to that family member anymore.
I just remind myself I stand by my son no matter what. If they can't accept him the are not worthy of us. I hate it's that way but my son is amazing and I can't imagine life without him.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I stay far away from my family as possible. My son is 17 years old and they still don't get it. That's there problem my son is amazing!!!

posted over 3 years ago
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