Hey im new here

Amanda - posted on 12/07/2017 ( 1 mom has responded )




hey all new here my names amanda my son recently hasbeen diagnoised with autism he is 4yrs old . i didnt notice the signs at first like rocking back and forth , spinning, tip toe walking not talking, not sharing haveing a meltdown last 2 hours trying everything to calm him down with nothing working . not wanting to be around any other kids sharing etc it wasnt untill i went to a preschool program that someone mentioned it to me and wanted to make a referal to get it checked out i knew somthing was off but i thought honestly it was just a stage im so greatful for alll the support thats being placed and am glad to join this group , i know its a long road ahead for us but knowing now how to deal with it is worth it all if anyone needs advice or just a friend im here ill do the best i can :)


Leslie - posted on 12/08/2017




Hi Amanda! Welcome! You're definitely not alone...my son (who is now 21) didn't get diagnosed until he was 9 and once we looked back too I realized how many signs we had missed. BUT...the important thing is, your son will now get the support and understanding he needs to learn and grow. Parenting any child isn't easy and there are many times that parenting a child with autism is even harder but it is worth it -- love him and support him through the tough times and you will both grow stronger and more sure of yourselves! Definitely take advantage of any services and programs that are available to you, including any possible respite programs because time for you is important too.
When YOU need advice and a friend reach out to all of us too!

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