Autism diagnosis pending, how to cope?

Marzia - posted on 05/27/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )




My son was recently evaluated at 16 months. I was told that although he's showing signs, he also has signs that take him off the spectrum. I was told to give him 30hrs therapy a week (ABA/speech/OT) and re-evaluate in 6 months for a definite answer. He has good eye contact which is what throws everyone off but I know in my heart, he will be diagnosed. I've been depressed to the point I can barely function for my children and my 3 year old angel asks my everyday "mommy, are you still sad?" Not to mention my husband is digested with how weak I'm handling everything.... Can someone please give me advice on how to prepare and accept this? I'm so scared for my sons future.

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