Is it my fault that my son is autistic!?!
I am new to the world of autism and my son was only diagnosed march 6. I know that we shouldn't try to assign blame but secretly I feel that there is something wrong with me and that my son is this way because of me. It has me wondering if I am autistic as well. The reason that I feel this way is because a lot of the behaviors that are common with autism I displayed at a young age. I wouldn't look people in the eye or face, I was always hiding and staying by myself. I have a very difficult time speaking to people and suffer from social anxiety a lot. I have a hard time even understanding peoples behaviors and they never seem to get me either. I know that right now we need to focus on getting my son help and we are but what if the reason that he is having problems is because I am the problem. I wonder if anyone else has thought about this when their kids were diagnosed or am I just being weird again.