Thursday, April 5, 2018

Why An Autism Diagnosis at a Young Age Doesn't Tell You Much About the Future And Why That Can Be a Good Thing!

This post was inspired by so many conversations on this blog and also a little bit, by what I wish I had known four years ago:


  1. You are right - you don't know what the future will hold. If I had known my daughter was autistic when she was young it would have colored my view of her future. But starting therapy early is so priceless! Oh how I wish we had known, so so so so much would have been done differently because we were treating her for things she didn't really have. FWIW - my daughter wasn't speaking at about 18 months - 2 years and did some speech therapy for it. She is 19 now, and can speak - and does - wonderfully now, very verbose. When she isn't holding back due to social anxiety she will talk your ear off about Pokemon LOL!

  2. You know... I needed this... we've had a few horrible years but you know what? Now that we have a diagnosis and the appropriate therapy, she is doing so much better. I've been so depressed worried about her future, but who knows... I'm realistic, at 19 years of age I don't know about seeing the kinds of changes one can see in a little child, but who knows.


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