Things That Hurt

Things that hurt

C was diagnosed with autism over a month ago now. Although we expected the diagnosis, it was difficult to process. I have had time to process it and am doing well now. We know where he will get intensive ABA therapy and are in the process of getting that started. There is a plan in place. Even though I am doing well with this new status as an autism parent, I still find myself sensitive to certain things.

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(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: C Plays Video Games

There are few things that bring me as much joy as seeing how much my children love their daddy. C often looks out the window to see if Hubster is walking home from work. “We miss Daddy when he’s at work, don’t we?” He wants to run errands with Daddy, attend residence life programs by his side, and learn how to play x-box games just like him.

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This is our autism.

Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? This year, it has special significance for our family. C was diagnosed with autism last month. There have been nay-sayers who thought that C was, “just an anxiety kid,” including his pediatrician and occupational therapist. Once he received the diagnosis, it was like his entire childhood became clear. All the questionable behaviors, all the challenges, everything was explained with that one word. A cloud lifted. This isn’t bad parenting. This isn’t a bad child who needs more discipline. Something bigger than all of us is at play here. This is our autism.

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