My 7 year old son is very high functioning. Hes in a general ed classroom and is very social. Hes had a therapist come to his School Since he was 2 so its normal to him. That said, weve never talked to him about his diagnosis. He hasnt asked, but im feeling like its coming and want to be prepared. I think it will come in the form if asking why he has and needs his aba therapist. Any suggestions on how it would be best to respond? What types of resources have bern helpful for you? He also had adhd… read more
Honest , no tip toeing . That's always key adhd or not . High function autism myself , on the scale of adhd looking back at my childhood although that hadn't been said to me , slow progress and all that meant late diagnose . It is vital important to tell him . Son . You have something called this . That means you need extra help. It's ok . It doesn't make you a freak. And this person is here to make your life easier so you can understand stuff better . There may be times you find it hard because your moods go up and down for what ever reason but this person will be here to catch you on the times you are calm . He will work hard with you , and you will work hard with him team work . And what ever you achieve at the end know that we love you and continue to do your best . Good luck to him and good luck to you as parents it will all fall in to place x
Both my husband and I had always told our son growing up that he was different and had needs. We didn’t tell him he had autism because then he would’ve used it as an excuse. He finally asked one day, at the age of 18 and I told him. It wasn’t a big deal. He seems fine with everything because he knows he has accomplished a lot.
I would just explain to him that he was born with his own operating system, and that his brain just processes the world differently. Emphasize that he's awesome the way he is :)