Autism – the burden of genetics
Autism is classified by the world health organization as a profound development disturbance, while researchers, family members and concerned patients describe it as an innate, incurable perception and information processing disturbance of the brain. Other researchers describe autism as an innate divergent information processing mode, which can be seen as a weakened interaction and communication in social behaviour as well as stereotyped behaviors, but also with personal strengths at perception, attention, memory and intelligence.
In the current diagnosis criteria you distinguish between autism of early childhood (Kanner syndrome) and the Asperger syndrome which manifests itself often only after the third year of life. Many doctors meanwhile suspect however an autism spectrum (autism spectrum disturbance) which simply show different degrees.
Genetic origin – but also deep impact on family life
Often when we hear that someone is autistic in the family, it always creates a big commotion. Some within the family members are very supportive to their siblings but some are angry and even cannot accept them. Most situations found when any member feel unreceptive on the autistic child is through his treatment towards the child. He may have bad attitude like scolding the child, or does not treat the child justly. Some would even dare to insist that fair attention should not be given to the autistic child. If it happens that one of your family members diagnosed as autistic, you should be ready and get to embrace possible consequences behind.
These relatives who are disgusted with autistic children are those who have less knowledge about autism. How important to an autistic child the care and attentions that will be receiving. Some consider autism as mental retardation but out of our knowledge, few of these autistic children have high IQ level. The only thing they cannot do is that they cannot convey their thoughts like any other normal children would do. A thorough explanation should be conducted to the relatives who happen to avoid these autistic children. It is a better way that the unreceptive relative got a bonding time with the autistic child as well as the mother. In this way, the relatives will be allowed to realize by seeing with his own experience the effects and ways to cope up autism.
Avoid the feeling of beeing guilty
Aside from the effort made in explaining about autism and the support needed by autistic children, still refusal is insisted on the part of the unreceptive relative. Now is the time to ask why he still displaying bad feelings with autistic child. One reason could be that they are afraid to hurt the child with autism. Or simply too worried of the responsibility attached being one of their family member. Another could be that they feel ashamed or guilty. If these reasons are known to you from your unreceptive family member against autism, it is better to settle it and discuss the matter. This is way how to cope up back to the original feelings of this family member to the autistic child.
Enjoy the strengths of an autistic child
Though immeasurable time is needed to spend together with this unreceptive family member helps get to his mind the beauty of your child who is autistic and most especially understand autism as a whole. If with lots of effort made to continue to convince your other family member would drive negative energies and personality. In this situation of time, one needs more support of every family member to achieve and strengthens family ties. The support given to the autistic children made him adjust easily to the outside world. So start joining parent support groups that tackles about autism. There are lots of people who love and accept autistic child not only your family members.
Do what needs to be done
An autistic child needs more care and special attention. It is simply a special person whcih requires special attention. Have a look on the information here and on other website to learn how to deal with it. Its a burden, but a burden which you will be able to carry – provided you accept what is there and what is needed.