Parenting an autistic teenager is a whole different ball game than parenting a little kid. Hormones go haywire, they get big and strong, and things just get harder. It kind of comes as a shock, really.
But nobody tells you that when they are first diagnosed as toddlers or preschoolers.
Their future as adults starts to stare you down and it can look downright scary!
How will my kid live on their own? Will they be able live on their own? What happens when they are bigger than me? How do you get help and services? What if they can’t tell me what’s causing behavior changes?
Lots of scary questions. Continue reading “4 Pieces of Advice for Parenting Your Autistic Teenager”