Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lee's Summit, MO (formally Franklin, MA)
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Hugs and prayers going to you.
I have one cousin, one cousin in-law and a couple friends whose children have been diagnosed with autism. Once they were diagnosed ( took a long time!) and were put in and adjusted to the proper programs, they did very well. The right teachers make a big difference.
I know it is a hard road but there are many support groups out there. One thing you must remember is that you need to be your son's advocate. Make sure he does get what he needs in school, etc and be very grateful that he is born in the generation he is in. I work in IT, and I have worked with quite a lot of people that appear to be on the spectrum, and feel bad that some of them did not have the help that children have now.
Also, always remember ( I read this last week ) - your son is a boy that is on autism spectrum, the autism itself does not define who he is.
Marie, Brady, MacKenzie and Sailor