Hi, I’m Angela, I have a husband with bipolar 2 disorder, my kids have ADHD, and I myself have struggled with depression—YOU’RE NOT ALONE! This week’s mental health tips are 10 things TO say to someone with Autism and Their Parents.

  1. I’m glad you told me that you have autism. It means a lot to me.
  2. Do you want hang out?
  3. I’m here if you want to talk.
  4. We’re friends and I care about you.
  5. Is there anything you want to tell me about how Autism affects you?
  6. What can I do to help?
  7. If you ever need some downtime I can watch your kids?
  8. Do you need any help with transportation to doctor appointments?
  9. I’m new to autism, can you tell me more about it?
  10. You’re doing an amazing job!

Sometimes it’s easy to focus on the things that people say that are hurtful. It stands out like a neon sign on a dark night. Most of the time it’s from a lack of understanding and education about Autism verses people trying to be insensitive or uncaring. The bottom line is that we all have a lot to learn when it comes to relationships.

We were created for connection. Whether you have an Autism diagnosis or not. Our differences actually make each other better when we make the effort to learn from one another. That’s why I love what it says in Proverbs 27:17…


As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)


What are your best tips in preparing for crisis? I’d love to hear from you today, comment below.

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Special Notes:

I am so grateful to Licensed Mental Health Counselor Joshua Moore https://neurofeedbackcare.com/  who helped me with information for this series as well as the amazing website www.autismspeaks.org

Recommended Reading for Kids and Parents:

The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

Autism Empowerment

Spectrum Life Magazine

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