Should we really feel ashamed?
My friend also has a son on the spectrum. She told me yesterday that people always give her the looks when her son has a tantrum in school or in public places. I have the feeling she feels ashamed of her son. She really cares about what other people think. Her son is 8 and my son is 4. I am scared that I would might feel the same some day. I do not tell all people around me that my son is on the spectrum, but I just do it to protect him. He does act "normal" most of the time, though. Sometimes I really question his dx of Aspergers.
Does anyone believe that kids grow out of their dx? I would like to hear about your kids and how they are now. Plus, I am very very proud of my son and I would not want to change anything about him. However, I would like to know if kids grow out of meeting the criteria in your opinion. My son is not receiving any therapies because our insurance does not cover it. And Child Find is not seeing him eligible eventhough he has meltdowns when it comes to taking turns or change.