Thrive with Autism – Checking in With the Sisters

by Lolli

Now that my kids are older and at school for the majority of the day, they don’t have as many “opportunities” to have melt-downs in public.

As a mother of five, I’ve certainly been in a situation or two like this, although I am not a mother of an autistic child. I love these 5 ‘Elevator Speech’ messages that guest writers Andrea Richardson and Andrea Warner from Thrive With Autism shared on 5 Minutes for Special Needs this week.

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Have you ever been in a store, movie theatre, or, yes… even an elevator, and your child has a meltdown? Did the people surrounding you look at you like you were the worst parent around? Or worse, even ask you to control your child?

This is a common situation that many parents face on a daily basis as their children are learning skills needed to manage their environment. Meltdowns are common to most children, but seem to occur at a higher level of intensity for children with Autism.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.

Finish reading this post and learn what the 5 “elevator speech” messages are….



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Lolli is a busy mother of five kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16, photographer, and author of Better in Bulk. Her blog has a little bit of everything – parenting, life in a large family and photography with a central tie-in: Bringing moms together to learn, connect, and enjoy life. Connect with Lolli on Twitter (@1momof5) and on Facebook.

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1 Gillian October 15, 2011 at 10:47 am

Thanks for sharing this! My little boy was just diagnosed autistic at 20-months-old. I welcome any (and all) new information about the disorder.

Gillian from Baby Talk without the Babble

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