May 22, 2013 |
Inside Out 88: Autism Spectrum Kids
It seems that nearly everyone knows a family with an autism spectrum child. Most recent figures suggest that the prevalence of all autism spectrum disorders in the United States is an astonishing 1% of the population in the United States, translating to twelve million parents and grandparents that are seeking answers.
There is much advice available on how to “cure” an autistic preschooler, but none on how to raise one to adulthood. These promised cures raise parents’ hopes, but most parents will find that they are dealing with a lifelong challenge no matter what they do.
Dr. Laura Hendrickson is a trained psychiatrist, biblical counselor and the mother of an autistic child. She understands the struggles parents face as they try to communicate with their autism spectrum child and manage behavior challenges.
Her book is Finding Your Child’s Way on the Autism Spectrum. Take heart! Have faith! God is in control.
"For with God nothing will be impossible." (Luke 1:37)
It’s all a part of the plan.