Open Up About the Diagnosis
I know it's hard to say the words, but letting others know your child has autism is important. It took me a year to be able to talk about it, and at times, I still struggle with it. However, the truth is vital to help grow your support system. For example, we were traveling to visit my sister and I was panicked about bringing my son on a plane. As we boarded, he started to have a melt down. I knew I had to let the flight crew in on my secret. They didn't even bat an eye, and immediately helped me get him into his seat. They even patched up my arm, which he bit once we were seated. They became our people for the next five hours, and I'm so grateful I spoke up and asked for help.