Lisa - posted on 05/31/2012 ( 18 moms have responded )
My son was recently diagnosed with high functioning autism. He is very bright, started reading at age 3 and can now read books they use in grade 1. He has an amazing memory and we have started learning addition and subtraction at home. He turns 5 in July and will be starting kindergarten in September.
I feel like we should tell him before he starts kindergarten. I fear he will be teased and called names and I want to give him the tools to combat any bad feelings this will cause. I hope to help him to understand that his brain works differently than other people but that is not a bad thing. I want him to understand that being autistic isn't something that will hurt his life, it'll just make it more challenging.
Any experiences you can share or advice you have would be greatly appreciated.