A shocking reality that I have witnessed and very sadly stating it here is that most regular pediatricians or doctors won’t even consider that there is a treatment available for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Secondly, some doctors are so ignorant that they haven’t even heard of treatments. It is so blue that mothers, family member or friends who are so determined to kick autism in it’s butt have to take medicine in their own hands.
Autism Spectrum Disorder, commonly known as ASD is a wide spectrum disorder. Earlier we have discussed about understanding Autism, its causes and why is it so important to accept the truth about your loved ones? Moving further down the road we are trying to figure out if there is a cure for Autism. Let’s get straight to the point. The bad news is that there isn’t a cure for Autism. But the good news is there are long term treatments available which can lead to a cure, complete recovery or getting very close to recovery. When we use the words like ‘cure’ or ‘recovery’ we mean losing the traits or symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder and try to help them live an independent life in all the areas of life.
There are loads of treatments that have been discovered by specialized doctors, researchers and surprisingly parents, who badly want to help people suffering from Autism. Another important factor to be considered is that most of the time it’s upon the family members, guardians or close friends of the affected person to choose, if they want to help the person who has been diagnosed or don’t want to help. They can very well stay in denials, argue and debate that Autism is not curable, it’s not a disease and people diagnosed with it are going to stay the same all their lives. Or may be with time things might get a little better. I am going to be straight in your face and tell you, that ‘you’ as a parent, family or a friend have a lot of power in your hands to help the person diagnosed. There is no doubt about it that there is a lot of hard work, dedication and consistency required when you take up this tremendous task of helping someone with ASD.
Please understand that this is a long process and needs great amount of devotion, patience and persistency. You will not see any overnight changes but will definitely see improvements that will give some relief. You will see progress day by day slowly and steadily depending on the severity. The right kind of treatment has witnessed kids losing all symptoms related to ASD especially if the kid is below the age of 5. Some recover 100%, some close to 90% and some even less than that. The point I am trying to make is getting ‘the right treatment.’ It is upon you to decide if you want a life for your loved one that is fully dependent on someone for the rest of their lives or a few years of tireless efforts from your end with long term benefits.
I would like to share a simple story to explain my point here. When you use a treadmill, you are walking or running on it. You put all your energy and keep running endlessly day and night, do you think you are going to land anywhere (in terms of distance or destination) besides losing your energy and fats? The answer is ‘No.’ No matter how much you run on it you will still be in the same place as you started. And then you say, I am doing everything that I can but still no relief. Also, please let me make a clearer stand; I am not at all trying to derogate your intentions or efforts towards helping yourself or someone in need for ASD. I am not saying that you aren’t helping or doing enough. All I am attempting is to connect the dots. No matter whatever you try it might not give you the desired results if it’s not done the right way or if the right kind of treatment hasn’t been chosen. In any which ways, you are already trying everything you can, then why not in the right direction?
And I am so sorry mommies it is not your fault. I know whatever you are able to do you are doing all that is in your reach. I have been in that place, I have gone through that pain and I have been in that ignorance with no idea as to how to move forward and in which direction. The only driving force for me was my determination for my child to live an independently and a fully functioning life in all aspects. Never give up and yes there are treatments and therapies that have been discovered to help people diagnosed with ASD. A lot of treatments if followed religiously then they definitely work. On an ending note, I would like to say that there is hope and I am here to give it to you.
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If you want more information, guidance, treatment options and counseling, we provide services for the same. It is designed to suit every family or person in trouble with ASD. You can email and get in touch with us for more services.