Becci - posted on 11/08/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hi i'm a 23 year old mom, with a 2 year old son been tested for autism. Just would like to know if there's any young moms out there going through the same? My brother has severe asd (he was diagnosed when my son was born ) and so does my uncle (he was never diagnosed just can tell by the signs), I knew it was always a possibility but hearing the news from the pediatrician was still heart breaking. I have lots of family support but friends support is a different matter, they are caring but it still isn't the same as understanding. I love my son regardless of what happens but struggling to cope is another thing, I would be ok if it wasn't the ignorance of others that assume he is naughty, or that he is some freak show when hes biting his hand or hes having a meltdown or shouting and flapping his hands. This drives me insane as hard as day to day life is for you and your child, there are inconsiderate people out there assuming and staring its disgusting. Anyhow I would be really interested to hear how you cope and what support you and you child gets and just to feel less alone out there.