Episode 1 – The child
This podcast is part of a series of podcasts on how to share a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum.
Today we will be discussing sharing the diagnosis with your child.
When discussing the topic of diagnosis, it’s not just about the label, but also finding relevant examples that are pertinent and realistic to your child and your family circumstances.
Knowing about the diagnosis has many benefits and the best one is that the child can understand what he needs to do for him/herself.
Remember that the following is just a starting point to give you ideas. It is not definitive by any means. You need to look at what approach will work best for you and your family. You know your child best so follow your instincts and it will be the right way for you.
You will find more information in my book “Disclosing the Diagnosis” which is available on my website: www.annatullemans.com.au . Each chapter gives specific ideas and encouragement on how to approach the topic of diagnosis and how to explain it in language that people will understand. It includes chapters for grandparents, siblings and extended family members.