Hi, we recently had an Asperger's Syndrome diagnosis for my four year old. He is very self aware about his behaviour. We haven't told him about his diagnosis properly. I bought a picture book about Asperger's and he identifies with the boy in it. He starts school in September and I am wondering how and when we should tell him properly about his autism. Has anyone any suggestions or experiences which they can share. I have looked at other threads but they all appear to be about older children.
All About MeA Step-by-Step Guide to Telling Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum about their Diagnosis
Just one of the books on the jkp publishers website
Keep it age appropriate. Explain his brain uses information differently from lots of other kids. Emphasize the positive parts more than the negative.
My book on how to tell children and young people about their autism diagnosis is being published on 18th January www.jkp.com/.../all-about-me-2.html
Well done NAS36002. Is this from personal experience as a parent?