Whoever invented the "sticks and stones" parable was a liar. Words hurt, especially parents who talk about autism like a burden. Words can lead to physical hurt. So, choose your words wisely. Autistic lives depend on it.
Being unpredictable, inconsistent, and uncommunicative can cause a child a lifetime of writing about managing the unpredictable emotions of everyone around them. Here's how to avoid that for children in your charge.
Before I knew I was autistic, I was pushed into a position at a new job as an ABA registered behavior technician. This is my experience with the training course... or how to become an ABA therapist online in 2 days.