Autism Caregiver Tips From Other Caregivers
Updated: Dec 14, 2020
If you have found something to help you on those extra hard autism days, please share them with us so we can share them with the autism world. Email suggestions to ~ email@example.com ~ Thank You!! Hang In There!! You Are Not Alone!
“If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.”
~ Dr. Stephen Shore
We all know that each one of our loved ones with autism is unique and different in their own special way. What works for one, might not work for another. However, why reinvent the wheel if you can learn from others who have navigated this autism journey before you. This is a place where parents and caregivers can give tips/advice/suggestions on what has worked for them in certain situations. The ACU is not responsible for or supportive of any parent suggestion. This is just an informational resource as to what has worked well for others.
Tips For Caregivers ~ Taking Time To Care For Yourself
Listen to audiobooks ~ A great way to "escape" without actually leaving the house. The library offers a variety of free book options to listen to. Also, there are apps available if you want to purchase your favorite book.
Listen to Podcasts ~ Learn and grow in a variety of topics with podcasts. They are available for free with most cellular carriers.
Wireless Headphones ~ Be handsfree when you are talking on your phone. One less thing to worry about/hold and it is a great way to stay connected with others.
Paint your nails or get some "Do It Yourself" press on nails from the store. This is a simple way to help you feel pretty and do something simple for yourself.
The Joy of Potty Training
Reward each time there is an attempt to go in the toilet ~ a few pieces of a candy/treat favorite.
Reward Chart ~ Make up a sticker chart with various squares. Place a sticker on a square each time a bathroom attempt is made. Upon completing the chart, they earn a great reward (toy, candy, activity)
This is a great example of things all caregivers can do when taking care of an individual with autism. Make and adapt a sticker chart that works for you. Reward yourself at the end of your chart with your favorite treat or activity. You deserve it!
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