Autism can be a very difficult problem to face and cope with. Environmental andgenetic factors seem to cause this serious disorder and in the following text, we will talk about the steps you can take to cope with it. Siblings are veryimportant people, healthy relationship with them is very important, and it is something that can bring us so many tears and laughter. Siblings will always be there for youand help if you have any troubles or distresses. You sibling can be a victim ofautism and if you are close with this person, you will want to know how you canhelp. We will mention a few facts that can prove to be useful in this situation.Autistic people tend to have some activities, like dressing and other activitiespeople do every day, repeated several times for a certain period and theybecome somewhat ritualistic. So some persons with autism can perform headbanging leading to self-injury, others tend to organize flowers very meticulouslybut also in uncontrollable way, while some may have problem with accepting achange. These are some of the activities autistic persons can exhibit. Peoplewho do not suffer from autism do not understand these problems and sometimesthey are not too compassionate about autistic people. But we have to be strong andcope with the problems our siblings have, so we can help them in dressing,eating or performing any other daily activity. Also, supervision is a greathelp and in some cases, it is even more important than assistance.
Dealing with Autism
Try to find as much information about autism as you can so that you getfamiliar with this disorder. This is the first thing you need to do. Findpeople who have experience in this field. Communication is very important sotry to talk with them in a normal way and avoid talking to them in a manner youwould with a child. Never curse, shout, yell or make other negative and violentcomments to an autistic person. Autistic persons want to have a lovingconnection with people so try to make one. Make them feel loved and try to dothings your sibling likes to do. You can go and visit your sibling at schooland give support that way. Behavior of the autistic person must be understood so thatyou calm him or her down when feelings of agitation arise due to frustrationand stress. Slowly and tenderly aid you sibling in trouble. Some persons haveproblems due to the autistic sibling, but this is a wrong attitude. You have to accept thatyour sibling has a problem and this can make you a stronger and better person.Do not talk about your sibling with shame but be proud.