Veronica - posted on 03/13/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
My son Landon is 3 years old and has had his diagnosis for about 6 months now although I knew from the time he was about 18 months old that he wasn't like his cousins and was behind in some areas. Landon is in a special education pre-school which provides him with Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and he will begining Physical Therapy soon as well. He attends school Monday -Thursday 9:30-3 gets home around 4. The reason for the details is just to explain that I would have some time while he is in school to focus on a newborn if that's what we were to choose. I'm just not sure how a new baby in the family would affect Landon and how I would be able to give him the amount of attention he requires and keep up with a new born. My husband and I JUST started talking about this so it's not liek I'm planning on getting pregnant tomorrow, we're considering in 2 years when I'm due to have my birth control removed. Up until the last week or so we have been dead set against it because through the diagnosis progress with Landon we were stressed to the max. Despite how dificult some days can be I have been thinkin about a baby and what it would be like to go through that again.
I'm looking for some advice from parents who have mutiple children with autism or have had children after their first was diagnosed on the spectrum. Any research that can be provided that I can read would also be very helpful!