Mother's Guide Through Autism

5 Things I’m Glad My Mom Knew Raising Me with Autism - Joseph Shipman

January 08, 2020 Brigitte Shipman, Joseph Shipman Season 1 Episode 13
Mother's Guide Through Autism
5 Things I’m Glad My Mom Knew Raising Me with Autism - Joseph Shipman
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Mother's Guide Through Autism
5 Things I’m Glad My Mom Knew Raising Me with Autism - Joseph Shipman
Jan 08, 2020 Season 1 Episode 13
Brigitte Shipman, Joseph Shipman

In this episode of Mother’s Guide Through Autism, Brigitte Shipman and Joseph Shipman discuss together the 5 Things that Joseph was glad that his mother did raising him with autism.

They reflect their journey through these 5 points that Joseph felt helped him the most throughout his childhood. They offer insight for mothers raising children with autism as well as for those on the spectrum.

Joseph talks about how encouraging peculiar interests and obsessions of an autistic child can be used as a tool to learn new skills and how curiosity should be encouraged and pursued to expand the child's mind instead of looking at it as a symptom or a negative aspect of autism.

Joseph encourages mothers to not protect their children with autism from every discomfort (unless in the case of sensory issues) and to include them in social functions as much as they can.

Joseph also discusses the importance of giving a child an opportunity to have some kind of autonomy and choice even if they're on the spectrum where they need more assistance.

In his own experience, it was always encouraged for him to not default to ask somebody else to help when he couldn’t figure it out. He had to sit there and figure it out, though of course, his shoulder was looked over a lot. It was in the effort to make him more independent in the future.

Joseph is also glad that his mom did not blindly take the word of medical professionals. He was given a fighting chance to be included in the regular classroom even when he was assessed as mentally deficient by an IQ test. Brigitte fought for him to be included.

Joseph gives this message to all mother guides and caregivers out there: Living a happy and fulfilling life is always possible wherever you are on the spectrum. And it doesn’t have to look or behave or sound a certain way.

Enjoy this episode!

More information: https://www.bmvlifecoach.com/

Show Notes

In this episode of Mother’s Guide Through Autism, Brigitte Shipman and Joseph Shipman discuss together the 5 Things that Joseph was glad that his mother did raising him with autism.

They reflect their journey through these 5 points that Joseph felt helped him the most throughout his childhood. They offer insight for mothers raising children with autism as well as for those on the spectrum.

Joseph talks about how encouraging peculiar interests and obsessions of an autistic child can be used as a tool to learn new skills and how curiosity should be encouraged and pursued to expand the child's mind instead of looking at it as a symptom or a negative aspect of autism.

Joseph encourages mothers to not protect their children with autism from every discomfort (unless in the case of sensory issues) and to include them in social functions as much as they can.

Joseph also discusses the importance of giving a child an opportunity to have some kind of autonomy and choice even if they're on the spectrum where they need more assistance.

In his own experience, it was always encouraged for him to not default to ask somebody else to help when he couldn’t figure it out. He had to sit there and figure it out, though of course, his shoulder was looked over a lot. It was in the effort to make him more independent in the future.

Joseph is also glad that his mom did not blindly take the word of medical professionals. He was given a fighting chance to be included in the regular classroom even when he was assessed as mentally deficient by an IQ test. Brigitte fought for him to be included.

Joseph gives this message to all mother guides and caregivers out there: Living a happy and fulfilling life is always possible wherever you are on the spectrum. And it doesn’t have to look or behave or sound a certain way.

Enjoy this episode!

More information: https://www.bmvlifecoach.com/