My son was diagnosed with autism today. Not sure how to feel:/ I have a mix of emotions...one part of me is happy and relieved that he will finally get the help he needs to do better in school and with everyday life skills but then another part of me is sad, frustrated, stressed, and worried about what his life will be like as he gets older. He has high functioning Aspergers.
My question is for the parents with autistic children, how do you cope? I always had a feeling he has autism but after 7 years of not knowing for sure, it just kind of hit me hard.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:04 AM on Feb. 5, 2013 in Kids' Health
Answer by missanc at 5:50 AM on Feb. 5, 2013
allow yourself to grieve,and you will,for the kid he could have been. Arm yourself with all the knowledge about autism you can find. Try to be accepting and patient. The road ahead will most likely be difficult. Love him up whenever possible. good luck!
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:44 AM on Feb. 5, 2013
Answer by staciandababy at 3:09 AM on Feb. 5, 2013
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Answer by Ballad at 4:58 PM on Feb. 6, 2013
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