Autism Spectrum Disorder are a diverse group of conditions. Around one in 160 children has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (World Health Organization). In our Rubaroo knowledge sharing series, watch Marcus and Annamma share their story about their son, Samuel. He was diagnosed with Autism. This video is a parent’s journey: Education & independent living for an individual with a developmental disability.
Following are some of the key points to ensure independent living for an individual with a developmental disability:
- Allow your child to learn in ways that suit their abilities and needs rather than force a method that they cannot relate to identify with.
- Encourage and support hobbies where your child’s interests lie. Moreover, help them strengthen their skills in activities they enjoy.
- Start early, ensure your child learns independent living skills from a very young age.
- Encourage your child to contribute towards household chores with the entire family by working together.
Check out another story shared by Marcus and Annamma talking about firm diagnosis and early intervention for a developmental disability.
Also, have a look at other parent champions who talk about their child’s journey while sharing their valuable learning gathered through their inspiring tales.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the parent champions who invested their time and effort by sharing their inspiring story and invaluable experience with the wider parent community.
If you have questions about Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, or other intellectual disabilities, or have concerns about developmental delays in a child. the Nayi Disha team is here to help. For any questions or queries, please contact our FREE Helpline at 844-844-8996. You can call or what’s app us.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that this guide is for information purposes only. Please consult a qualified health practitioner to understand safe management.