Miranda - posted on 03/03/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I dont have any kids with autism, and Im not a doctor, nor do I plan to be. But I can offer advice to anyone who is willing to take it from someone who doesnt know everything medical, but I have lived it. I worked in a daycare for 2 1/2 years. We had a boy with autism that was very hard to work with in the beginning. My boss and I took class after class. I ALMOST, lol, completed my CDA classes (child development associate). We helped to potty train him, and got him to "use his words". We used sensory toys and kept the same schedule for stability. We had therapists come in a work with him as well as educate us on what to do and how to help him. My fiances niece is autistic, and no disrespect, I dont want this to come off the wrong way, but I am very interested in autism. I love finding ways to help my fiances niece in any way that I can, using the skills I learned from my job, and from looking things up online. I think I could give people a little bit of insight on what to expect, if you havent gone through it for long. Anyone who needs advice, or just wants to share stories, I would be more than happy to talk.