Sam Farmer

March 08, 2022

Five Tips for Autistic Parents from This Autistic Parent

What an interesting journey this has been, and it has only just begun, some 14 years ago, that is. Interesting, in part, because I became a father not yet knowing that I was autistic, and once I found out, my perspective on fatherhood changed rather dramatically. The diagnosis raised several questions and concerns. Will I be able to handle the responsibilities of parenthood going forward? How will my newly discovered autism profile affect my son? How will my son's growth trajectory affect me? Will I be able to live up to society's expectations around being a good father and husband, considering that these expectations stem from an essentially neurotypical point of view?

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