Beginner's Mind- Not Knowing It All When Being a Caregiver

Posted on July 27, 2018

"The moment my child was diagnosed, I dropped all my assumptions about autism. It was so freeing." -Parent on MyAutismTeam

Being a caretaker can be difficult but also an opportunity to rid yourself of what you think you know. Have you heard the saying, "People don't get it until they get it"?
That is so true about autism.

"The more I learn about autism, the more I realize that it's not my fault."
-Parent on MyAutismTeam

An autism diagnosis forces us to drop our negative assumptions about what it means to be on the spectrum. Parents and caretakers on MyAutismTeam gain perspective from other members' experiences to become better informed about what it's really like to care for someone with autism.

Here are recent conversations from parents on MyAutismTeam:

What negative assumptions have you let go of about autism? Tell us about it in the comments below or directly on

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Its very nice to hear from someone who is considered high functioning. Thank you so much for posting a comment. My son is considered high functioning.… read more

posted about 2 months ago

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