For the well-being of the kids, parents need to have patience, acceptance, and trust for the process of the interventions. Most importantly, send the kids to special schools for early interventions as soon as they can. As Mr. Chan Sarin, Director of Hands of Hope Community and a president of Cambodia Autism Network, pointed out that parents should send their children with autism to schools before the age of 4 or as early as the age of 3. This is because it is the best time for early interventions for children with autism. In addition to this, parents should also do the following:
Putting the children to special needs school during the age of 36 months.
- Choosing schools that equip with special education specialists in order to promote Physical Education, Music, Arts, Language, and Communication.
- Allowing children to join in different activities with typically developing children to learn about the surrounding environment.
- Working closely with schools because parental involvement is very important for special education.