For all of us who have had a child diagnosed with autism, we know that they aren’t the only person who is vulnerable in what’s going on.
All of these feelings that accompany a diagnosis of your child are ok. Other parents have felt the same way, you are not alone.
When we have high expectations for our children with autism it makes a huge difference. Believing in our kids will help them believe in themselves!
I believe that if we can balance the seriousness of the diagnosis with hope the extended family can become a wonderful support for the parents, but they have to understand what autism really means.