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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Advice for a parent who has Autism Spectrum Disorder

    I am a family support worker and am currently working with a first time mum who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She feels very insecure about how successful she is as a parent as she needs to know she will not fail. The mother also has a history of poor attachment with her parents that impact on this current situation.

    She only uses information that is evidenced based and will not accept people's helpful advice which comes from their experiences and holds more weight than science. She has alienated herself and her 2.5-year-old daughter from their extended family, and cannot leave her daughter with anyone else as she does not trust them. She plans to have the child attend pre-school. I hold great concern about how that will be managed.

    Are there any specialists that work with parents who have ASD?
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