Parents of children with Autism

Natural Autism Support

A wholistic approach to early intervention

Human beings perform better when they are healthy and happy.  This is especially true for children with Autism.  It's essential to support our kids on the autism spectrum with strategies that are known to help them improve their health. 

To help autistic individuals live fuller, richer lives, a broader approach to treatment is needed.  This isn't to create more work, but rather to make larger positive steps faster.  The goal should be to address all aspects of the child's life, including supporting the family to which the child belongs.
Autism is a broad term used to describe many disorders. To treat autism, we need to understand the challenges of the child, and choose from a more comprehensive list of items to add to our treatment strategy.  We need to know how to support the whole family, as well as the individual who has autism.

Once an autism spectrum diagnosis is made, the conventional treatment offered for your child is customised somewhat.  However, the range of suggestions is often very limited, and rarely relates to diet and other health-promoting activities beyond occupational therapy.
In my experience, and the experience of many other parents, children on the spectrum experience much faster and more amazing improvements when other strategies are added to the list.

If, for example, you narrow your view to just the Autism Professionals for early intervention, you and the professionals need to work very hard to make improvements.  However, if you manage to make some improvements in diet, exercise, emotional state, and environment, etc, the Autism Professionals will be more effective in treating the early signs of Autism.

Please consider adding the strategies discussed in our blog to your early intervention program.  Here's our blog post with 4 strategies for healing autism at home.

Here are some broad topics that everyone should consider in their ASD treatment plan

Diet and Autism

Human beings perform better in any endeavour when they are healthy and happy. Despite the lack of emphasis on health in the traditional autism care approach, we now realize the benefits of promoting health in children diagnosed with autism.  Improving their health enables them to respond to therapies more positively.

Exercise for Autism

Encouraging exercise in children is essential for their development. This goes beyond the infrequent occupational therapy sessions. It's also important to encourage kids with ASD to explore physical exercise naturally to help them develop neurologically and physically. Exercise can also help establish healthy cell metabolism, which is vital to do in Autism.

Emotional support for kids with ASD

Emotional regulation can be challenging for anyone, particularly those on the Autism Spectrum. Challenges with understanding and processing emotions can result in outbursts, defiance, violence and many other challenges that Autistic children may experience.

Autism Professionals

Finding the right professionals to help you and your child is essential. Professionals that help your child at deeper levels, closer to the root course will produce better outcomes. It's not just about managing symptoms and the outward behaviours.

Environment

The environment that your child is exposed to is crucial. This includes the sensory environment, air quality, lighting and the emotions and behaviours of the people in the environment.

Parenting Autistic Children

Being parents of a child on the Autism Spectrum calls for more skill than the average parent. It's essential to look after and nurture yourself and your partner. Create a calm and loving family environment that accepts unusual thoughts, emotions and behaviours.

Autism Coaching from Natural Autism Support

You, as the parent of a child on the autism spectrum, are responsible for the treatment plan for your child.  We often fall into the trap of handing that responsibility to other people, such as an occupational therapist or psychologist.  The reality is that they are here to help, but they are one of the many tools that make up the overall plan.  It's the parent that's responsible for the plan, and to choose the tools that works best for your situation.
Having an Autism Coach will help you to make better choices to help your child faster and more effectively.  We help you to make better decisions for your family and to avoid wasting money on things that are unlikely to provide benefit.

How we can help you

Our specialty and focus is working with you to explore all options in your quest to help your child on the autism spectrum and choose the most impactful ones.  We have a particular interest in strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of your child. 

Guidance

Having a child on the spectrum is overwhelming.  Let us take away some of the overwhelm and guide you to see improvements faster.

Talk to someone that understands

Having experienced being told that our child has autism and all of the many things that go along with the diagnosis, we understand what you're going through.

Reduce the stress of decision making

Making such important decisions for your child and your family can be difficult.  We help you sort out the overwhelming information and make better decisions.

Save time and money

We spent a lot of time and money exploring many ways to help our child on the spectrum.  Some worked and many didn't.  Our guidance can save you a lot of time and money.

How to get some coaching

Here are three easy ways to get some help and coaching from Natural Autism Support.