Feeling helpless and hurt because my son may be autistic

Beth - posted on 01/23/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )




He has all the signs of an autistic child. His OT and ST can't diagnose but they are leaning more towards this diagnosis. He's seeing the best Dr around to diagnose him. I'm a full time employee and feel I need to be there more for my children. I curl into a ball and can't talk about my feelings very well. My children are the loves of my life and I feel like I need to quit my job but we can't afford it. I want him to have friends, I want him to have emotional connections but I feel like he's set up for life to struggle. This kills me!! Now my other son (5) isn't learning as fast as the other kids and it makes him cry. Which then makes me cry. I need help coping with this! Are their any mom's out there with autistic children? Do your kids have friends? Are they happy? I know it's such a broad spectrum but now he's going to have this huge label. I know some are super intelligent but my worry is his social skills. It will break my heart if he struggles in school socially and not have friendships :( sorry just needed to vent! Thank you!

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