One effective approach that parents can use to avoid sticky situations and help their child feel supported as they move towards independence is the “arm around the shoulder approach.” By putting this simple approach into practice, you can help make overwhelming situations not so daunting for your child with autism.
Intervention as early as possible is key for those diagnosed with high-functioning autism/asperger’s syndrome. Treatment for HFA deals with improving social skills, utilizing their strengths and finding success. Keep in mind that a therapy that works for one area might not be effective for other behaviors. It is not a one size, one fit approach. […]