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Advice on being a good aunt to child with aspergers?


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I wondered if anyone w experience of autism spectrum disorders has any advice on how to be as supportive as posaible to the child who has been diagnosed and his parents? My (nearly 3 year old)nephew is highly intelligent, very chatty and affectionate - but does exhibit some challenging behaviour and has just been diagnosed as on autism spectrum (aspergers suspected but more tests to come)

I want to make sure i dont say anything insensitive or unhelpful and wondered if there were any tips that parents of children on autism spectrum would advise both in terms of relating to my nephew and being helpful to his parents?

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I really recommend Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome by Luke Jackson. The author wrote it in his teens and tells the story of him and his brothers who are all on the autistic spectrum. Fantastic insight into all their lives and the writing is amazing for a teenager. Sounds like you're already a great aunt for trying to find out all you can.

Hope this is useful :)

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