In case there is someone out there who may find any of these words helpful and since April is Autism Awareness Month, I thought I’d share our experiences with the different stages of getting a diagnosis.
- There is Nothing “wrong” with my child is a piece I wrote after it was suggested to us to have our son further evaluated. I wrestled between wanting answers and also being in denial.
- Struggling to Accept an Autism Diagnosis is about going through the stages of grief and working towards acceptance after receiving the diagnosis.
- Our Autism Journey: A Year After the Diagnosis gives a synopsis of what I learned in that first year.
- Don’t wait to Ask for the Autism Screening is about why you don’t need to be afraid to ask for the screening and why you do need to be proactive (because your pediatrician won’t be!).
- The History of Monster is a fun personal story of a Monster who has helped my son express himself.
Feel free to link any of your autism-related posts in the comments. I obviously gear more towards the parent perspective, but I’d love to read anything you feel like sharing.