Morgan - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )
My son has been diagnosed autism. I love him with all of my heart just like everyone on this site loves their child but I have just one issue....Why is it that we as mothers have a tendency to see all the wierd, quirqy things are children do as such a big issue! Yes autism spectrum comes with issues (speech etc) but what a beautiful mind...when I look at my child I see a smart, loving,caring, intellectual, spontanous child. A child that at most times has things more figured out then the average person. I believe even with this "LABEL" as I would call it, he will do just fine. Most moms may think that I am setting myself up for failure but I believe the "LABEL" will too. I feel if I look outside of the box (spectrum) things will get better and have been getting better.
Yes OT/PT/ST will help, but we as moms are the true teachers!! We know are children and are children trust us. We have to find a way of making our children learn and grow just like everyone else.
Since all of this came about I have been determined to treat my child like any child should be treated. And of course with several meltdowns even when brought outside, he got over it. The first couple times it was terrible, screaming, crying, wanted to go in but I refused! It took 5 tries and WOW what a change...he wan't to be outside all the time,play,play,play!! This is just an example of many of the obstacles he has faced with success. Grocery stores was the major one....I brought him once a day for 10 days and on the 11th day...NO MORE TANTRUM!! YAYY :) Yes of course I had major looks at people who probably wondered what the heck was wrong with him but too those who may never understand...HE"S GIFTED!!!
I just want everyone too know that there is hope and hope is HUGE..if we have it..they will make it :)