Tips for Explaining the Diagnosis of Autism to Family Friends – Real Life Tips for Kids With Autism

In this video, developmental pediatrician Dr. Yvette Janvier discusses the sometimes-difficult and always-important task of explaining a child’s autism diagnosis to family members and family friends, many of whom will likely not have been exposed to autism in the past. Her tips for explaining the diagnosis of autism will bring peace of mind to caregivers worrying about this topic.

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Talking About a Diagnosis of Autism

As Dr. Janvier explains, getting these individuals on board with the child’s needs, especially those who will be around the child a lot, is incredibly important because it can help parents to have more effective care providers in their child’s life. Additionally, well-meaning family and friends can sometimes inadvertently interfere with things parents are working on with their kids. Dr. Janvier says it is important for parents to explain to them what skills they are working on with their kids, and how. Click on the video below to listen to her strategies and learn how to handle these topics.

Tips for Explaining the Diagnosis of Autism to Family Friends – Real Life Tips for Kids With Autism
By: Children’s Specialized Hospital
Initial Air Date: Mar 5, 2014
Source: YouTube

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Our goal at Ability Life Solutions is to help you find answers to the questions that keep you up at night. If you are just learning about your child’s autism diagnosis and feeling overwhelmed, please know that we are here to help you. Our free video library has an entire section dedicated to the initial diagnosis, with multiple videos that will help you learn more. If you click on our Resources page you can find access to services in your location. Do you still have questions or need more information? We’re here to help. Please fill out our contact form and someone from our team will be in touch with you shortly to provide assistance.

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