If I had to think of one of the most common issues most of my families are faced with in finding resources for their children, it’d be finding solutions for anxiety, for sure.
Many times I’m asked “How do we help our autistic child overcome their anxiety?” and here’s the part that most people really don’t want to hear.
Anxiety is an inbuilt, neurobiological process that keeps us alive.
When it comes to autism, anxiety is for life.
But that doesn’t mean we’re helpless and hopeless.
It means we have to consider anxiety in a very different way.
One of the greatest mistakes we make as a society, is to confuse the many types and forms of anxiety as all being derivative of the same thing, serving the same function, and being curable.
And the truth is, generalised anxiety is very different to the anxiety experienced by autistic people.
They might look exactly the same, but they’re different.
Different in origin, different in function, different in process.
So we learn to work WITH our anxiety.
We learn to understand it. Sometimes even honour it.
And we learn how to channel it for good and to see it as an imperative form of communication for the autistic person’s mind to be able to connect with their body.
And how do I know this?
Because I’m autistic.
I’m also an educator, an autism and neurodiversity support specialist..
And Mum to four autistic children!
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