Jennifer - posted on 11/16/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )
My three year old son was diagnosed with a high-fuctioning ASD in may. I have found sense he started preschool, that many of the other parents and just friends of mine are always asking questions about what is Autisum. It is still a emotional subject for me at times and i have trouble explaining it to them. Whe i do they look more confused than before i started. It is like i'm speaking a different laungage. I know i tell them what is right out of the book, but they don't understand.
I notice that at times they see my son having a melt down, or not enjoying something new in class that the other children are, The most recent event was the Halloween Party. It was out of rotune and different than what he was exspecting. It made him have a melt down. But prior to that he just sat and watched the other kids. He wouldn't join them, nor was he interested in it. I watched the other moms and dads. One of them even asked if it was past nap time. This really upset me, I wanted to yell at her and to grab my son and walk out of there crying. So many people don't understand anything about Autisum. They just think He is a child without mannors.
What do i do? My son isn't the only child in that class with autisum but sometimes i feel so alone with this.