As strange as it may seem to someone who isn’t in a similar situation, my house didn’t feel “alive” anymore.
Whether he speaks or has Autism is just a facet of his personality. If anything changes, we’ll be there. If it doesn’t, we will be there for that too.
Snap at a friend and they dismiss it. Do the same to your kid, they’ll bring it up at Thanksgiving when you’re 60.
If it seems like there aren’t many things to say to make the parent of a child on the Autism spectrum feel better, that’s because there aren’t.
Suddenly, you’re no longer Zack Morris. You’re now Mr. Belding.
Some of my lowest points from the past few years are softened by their links to some great memories with my children.
The scariest thing about being a newly diagnosed special needs parent is that you’re a newly diagnosed special needs parent.
Having Autism or any special needs doesn’t mean the absence of personality or humor. All of his quirks – good and bad – are his and I love him.
The absence of language can seem like a major barrier and, in some ways, it can be. In most ways, though, it’s not.
You will be both on a pedestal and under a magnifying glass all at once. It will last for the rest of your lives.