This Sunday, July 26th, is National Parents Day. At BHW, we would like to recognize parents that care for children living with autism.
Celebrated annually on the last Sunday of July, National Parents Day was first signed into law in 1994, by President Bill Clinton in recognition and support for the role that parents play in raising children.
Parents Day is a chance for you to show your appreciation and support to your family. Parents who have a child diagnosed with autism deserve to be recognized for their time, devotion and endless amounts of love they pour into their children. Receiving an autism diagnosis is a life changing event that significantly affects the entire family.
The challenges in caring for a child with autism can seem daunting at first, and living with autism can become a source of stress. Parents are often worried about how the diagnosis will impact their family’s life and many questions begin to arise. How do I access treatment? How do I handle these behaviors? Does my insurance cover autism?
Although there is no known “cure” for autism, it can be managed and treated through a scientific and research-based treatment called Applied Behavioral Analysis or ABA. With proper knowledge of autism, a treatment plan, and a supportive family unit, individuals affected by autism can live functional and independent lives.
Know that there is help and hope out there, and that you are not alone. Being a parent is often a thankless job, but is the most rewarding job anyone can have. To all parents doing everything they can to ensure a bright future for their children, especially parents caring for a child with autism, we thank you on this National Parents Day.
If you have questions about ABA or accessing care, contact us at 800.249.1266 Ext. 203, or email mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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