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I am currently and have been receiving 27 hours of assistance for approx. 3 years as the IHSS provider for my 6 year-old, Autistic, 30-week preemie son. He was initially diagnosed prior to his second birthday by a Regional Center Psychologist and I was in such disbelief and basically ignorantwhen it came to properly understanding the disorder that I went on to get 2nd and 3rd opinions which were no different from the first. He has very limited verbal and social abilities, was just toilet-trained at approx. 5 1/2 years old and also so has some severe behavioral and emotional difficulties. He lives wih myself, his 17-year old brother and his father and it is somewhat trying, if not frustraing for our family as a whole. I find myself making excuses to complete strangers for the fact that he has limited verbal and social abilities even before any questions are asked. I feel terrible for this, am I alone?Answer Question
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