Raven Zaal is the founder and CEO of Healthy Life and Oils. Raven Zaal is a successful wellness coach, a loving wife and, most importantly, the mother of three children.
“My youngest has Autism,” Raven Zaal says, “and I am supportive of groups who teach about advocating for children with special needs!” She has joined in the fight to help all who are affected by autism. In particular, Raven Zaal helps other parents of children with autism, and in doing so, she helps their little ones lead happier, healthier lives.
If your child was born with autism, you have a number of options to help your son or daughter on a daily basis. For example, an experienced parent of an autistic child might start you off with points like those below:
- The More You Know. Learning about autism spectrum disorders, treatment options and intervention helps you make sound decisions for your child. The more you know, the better equipped you are to fulfill your role as a parent.
- Understand and Accept Your Child. Understanding what triggers your child’s behaviors and what helps calm your him or her, will help you reduce the frequency of difficult situations. Likewise, accepting your child’s personality makes your role easier than focusing on how your little one is “different” does.
Incorporating tips like those above, and connecting with other parents of autistic children, can help you ensure that your little one grows up happy and well-educated. When touching on the topic as it impacts her own life, Raven Zaal stated: “I’m a big fighter in the special education and autism community, as far as fighting for our kids to get everything they need, so that their education is the best that it can be.”