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Some unsupportive family
This is hard one to write, but imagine others have experienced this. Our child is 3 and on the autism spectrum. As such he won’t acknowledge you when you enter the room etc. We know that’s him and nothing to be offended by.
He also has to sleep with us as it’s unsafe for him to sleep in his own bed as he moves about so much he would fall off a single.
Finally he gets distressed by certain things and is very hard to get medicine in etc as he doesn’t understand. We don’t know when he should be told off and not etc. We have to wait to again speak to his doctor.
Some family have been supportive, others sadly haven’t. We’ve been told he’s rude for not acknowledging a grandparent when they majestically enter our house. He should have his own bed. If you force him to do something he will learn. The best one “can you ever have people round and do anything normal”.
We are working with Doctors and support groups. Especially around the bed, but are finding it very hard as his safety must come first.
It’s just added pressure when some family act as bigots around him and makes us not to want the offending ones near him.
Am i wrong in what I think and feel?
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