Autism means different things to different parents. The spectrum of Autism includes profoundly Autistic children to very high functioning Autism. While the children on either end of the spectrum may have very little in common with each other, the parents of those children share some common trials.
The specific purpose of the April issue of Parents Guide is to help those parents whose children struggle with Autism or similar developmental problems. Many times Autism can be more frustrating for the mom and dad than for the child.
Being a parent is challenging enough. When your child has Autism it can be overwhelming. The good news is Autism Awareness continues to grow. Yet one wonders if the awareness is attributable to more cases of Autism or an increase in attention and education. Perhaps the answer is both.
Over the course of the next several months Parents Guide of Las Vegas will publish interviews with parents who are successfully raising Autistic children. If you would like to share your story with other parents please send an e-mail to Share@ParentsGuideLV.com.