If your child is low on the spectrum?
How do you maintain a positive attitude? He doesn't talk, bites himself, throws tantrums without warning, isn't toilet trained, does not understand any form of danger (heat, running in the street, climbing, etc), does not sleep well.
It's his 5th birthday today and he's getting a couple of wood peg puzzles with the hope he might be able to do them. Besides that, some used board books that he has no interest in reading, just pointing. I'm not excited about today. I truly hate Autism. I don't feel like it makes him an amazing person. It makes him a person in his own little world. I accept he has this diagnosis, but I'm not thrilled. I don't want to wear a bracelet, go on an awareness walk or talk to it about anyone. I have a hard enough time staying awake in the day and keeping a constant vigil over him.
There isn't something amazing he can do like read at a much higher grade level, memorize facts, an amazing artist, etc. He bites himself, points and pokes at everything, and likes to rock.
For some clarification, yes he is going to preschool, getting therapy, on medication, goes to a specialist. Yes, I've been trying everything since he was 2.
What should be a fun day is something he could not care less about. I'm just frustrated and have a very hard time finding anything awesome about Autism when it comes to my son.