Almost every person desires acceptance by others. Those who are rejected become even needier. Imagine having no one in your life who accepts you the way you are. Each encounter you have in your life leaves you with the feeling that you are different, cause problems, and frustrate others, causing them to not want to be around you.
It is immeasurably helpful for your child to have a safe haven to come home to. Knowing when he gets home he will be accepted and loved can help him get through a tough day at school. A home where he knows he is accepted for who he is, with all his symptoms and quirks, provides a safe harbor from the harshness of life outside the home.
If your child has significant symptoms, you can be sure he is not getting unconditional acceptance outside the home, so you must be sure to give it in the home. If you do not give him unconditional love, then who will?
If you accept him and he feels this, he will come to accept and love himself and search for this in others. He learns that despite his symptoms, he is worthy.