My Child Has Autism

Thank you to the TACA Organization (Talk About Curing Autism) for creating these informational cards to hand out to anyone curious about autism.  Parents can use them in any social situation to help explain their child’s behavior.  Sometimes the stress of the situation makes parents unable to speak.  Sometimes onlookers think the behavior is that of a spoiled child.  Sometimes others shake their heads and mumble comments of disgrace.  Sometimes others just stare.  I wish we would have had these cards on hand when Tony was younger.  It would have helped me explain a lot of behaviors. 

(For more information on this organization and how to get these cards, click on the link below for the organization’s website)

“My Child’s Behavior May be disturbing To You.  My Child is Not Spoiled or Misbehaving.  MY CHILD HAS AUTISM.  Over 1 million children is the US are affected with Autism.  With the CDC now reporting that 1 in 150 children have Autism, someone you know probably has autism in their family.

Autism is a devastating biological and neurological disorder, that can affect individuals in different areas:

1.  Troubles with communication (both verbal and non-verbal, including the possibility of no speech, or appearing deaf)

2.  Social and learning skills (unable to understand social cues and situations, including waiting in lines, or unplanned changes)

3.  Strange or odd behaviors (such as tantrums, hand flapping, repetitive sounds, yelling out, or obsessive behaviors)

4.  Sensory issues (for example hypersensitive hearing and vision, or aversion to being touched)

5.  Medical problems (including severe headaches, gastro-intestinal problems, severe food allergies, and many others)

For more information on how you can help families with autism, please visit www.tacanow.org

Thank you for your support and understanding, and for being a friend to a family with autism. ”

Becki

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