Search
  • Autism Council of Utah

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 ~ ourworld.jessicakerr@yahoo.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!









All information provided on the ACU Web site is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between the ACU and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the ACU. Information on the ACU website is subject to change without prior notice. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, the ACU makes no guarantees of any kind.

70 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
       Have A Question?
Please take a look at our resource page.  If you can not find what you are looking for or have additional questions we can be reached at:

Address:  Autism Council of Utah
780 Guardsman Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

 

Email: autismcouncilofutah@gmail.com

This website is supported by funds generously received from the Utah Autism Specialty Plate grant fund.

Please contact Jessica Kerr ourworld.jessicakerr@yahoo.com if you would like to be added to our resources or find any misinformation.

acu lic plate.png

All information provided on the ACU Web site is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between the ACU and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the ACU. Information on the ACU website is subject to change without prior notice. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, the ACU makes no guarantees of any kind.