Concerned about communicating with the person you are caring for?
Here are 10 tips for communicating with your child.
The communication difficulties that people with autism experience affect their ability to receive adequate medical and psychiatric care throughout their lives, as do their behavioural manifestations.
Communication is a key issue: in order to help the person receiving care to communicate and to be able to communicate with him or her, you yourself must learn to connect with available resources for help, support, accompaniment and mutual aid.
L’Appui pour les proches aidants was impressed by the interactive game and guide (in French only) A pour un Autre. This interactive tool offers young people between the ages of 6 and 17 an educational and fun experience to make them aware of how the other person really feels.
We suggest that you create a logbook to record the child’s difficulties and ways of communicating, as well as their progress with this tool.
These tips are inspired by the winning attitudes and components proposed by the CHU Sainte-Justine:
Communication is also important between you and the assistance and support resources. The Office des personnes handicapées du Québec offers personalized assistance to people living with a disability, their families and those they care for in their efforts to access services:
Julie Dachez. La différence invisible
A pour Autre. La plateforme web interactive qui s'adresse d'abord aux jeunes avec un trouble du spectre de l'autisme (TSA), à compléter pour les proches aidants avec le guide associé
CHU Sainte-Justine. Troubles du spectre de l'autisme TSA.
Chaîne Youtube du CHU Sainte-Justine. La communication (Playlist Autisme au quotidien).
France Culture. Journal d'Apergirl : le syndrome d'Asperger vu de l'intérieur.
Institut universitaire en déficience intellectuelle et en trouble du spectre de l’autisme. Au-delà du TSA : des compétences parentales à ma portée.
Nature. The power of autism (anglais).
Treating Autism. Comorbidités relatives aux troubles du spectre de l’autisme.
Need to talk?
Contact our Caregiver Support Helpline for counselling, information et referrals.
Every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Free of charge.