By Scott Alchemy Hardie (Australia)
If you are anything like me, then you may be concerned about the current ‘Epidemic’ facing many families today. Autism Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger Syndrome) is the fastest growing diagnosis given to children and adolescents today.
At the point of diagnosis, the parent has to consider all including,
- What does this mean to me? As my role as a parent?
- What does this mean for the life-long future for my child?
- What does this mean for my family? My relationship? Schooling? Finances?
- A penultimate amount of thoughts and emotions that follow…….
At the same time, with the increased social media content in our lives it also may be argued that parents have almost too much information to consider, and the frames of language utilised for Autism Spectrum Disorder in the media, medical circles or communities is of greatest concern.
About Scott Hardie
Scott Hardie is a Speech Pathologist, Autism & Behavioural Coach and Master Coach & Trainer of NLP; Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy. He has worked within the Education and Mental Health sectors for the past 14 years.