Chasity - posted on 06/08/2011 ( 182 moms have responded )
I sat here for 2 hours and wondered if I should post this because of the nature of it but I had to, so here goes. I am really wanting to know why so many parents WANT a diagnosis of autism...my meaning is they go to doctors and doctors say its not autism but they have a sensory disorder. Why is that not enough?? Why when a child seems to get upset all the time is it autism? Or a child has insomnia its autism? Or a child doesn't have friends or is shy its Autism?? I have read so many conversations in this group of people saying they believe they have a child with autism but doctors say they do not. I am not trying to come off as rude but I knew my daughter had a problem and hoped as I walked into the office they would tell me different but they didnt and she was diagnosed with autism. I just want to know why its so important for some to get that diagnosis although they have already received a diagnosis other then Autism.
Thank everyone who answered, I never expected my post to get so much attention but it helped me understand different points of view on the subject. I hope everyone here also learned something.