My heart is broken in two
My 2 and a half yr old niece has just had her first autism diagnosis, although they told my sis and BIL they need two to confirm it, it's inevitable that she has it. Sadly I had picked up on some things myself, but kept thinking/hoping it wasn't it.
My sister and BIL don't really know much about Autism, so they are in severe shock, my sister struggled to tell me today, it was awful. Her main concern is DN being judged and picked on etc. My heart just goes out to them all.
Being a teacher I know a fair bit about Autism, and how to cater in the classroom. But was wondering if you could any tips for me to pass on to my sister to help DN development at home.
I've already told her we'll make a visual timetable for the day with photos of DN eating, drinking, playing, sleeping etc. What else do you suggest?
She's been told she in the mild to severe end od the spectrum, she doesn't talk at all, so she can't communicate. Thanks in advance.