Thursday, 1 September 2011

ASD- Austism Spetrum Disorder

I got confirmation of what I already knew today Mini-man has Autism. I am more upset about this then I thought I would be. I know that he is on the high end and I knew somewhere deep inside that he hast I just didn't want to admit it to myself but I still pushed to get him tested.
I am now researching the best therapies for him. I know that he responds well to animals and that Roo, the dog we are watching, can bring him out of his shell when he withdrawn. This is why I am thinking about getting him horseback riding therapy. I am also thinking about getting a pet for him. I really don't know.
There is so much that I just don't what to do. This is a lot harder then I thought it would be to accept.


  1. What about it is hard? I mean, I get that it's a challenge, but is there something specific about it that is the hardest to deal with?

    Not that it makes it any easier, but I've known quite a few autistic kids all over the spectrum. Even on the high end, it's not hopeless. It's lucky your son has such a great mom and you're looking out for ways to help him already. I think you'll have a happy kid, and I hope some of your ideas for therapy work well for him.

  2. I think what is hard is not having the "perfect" child I thought I would have. He has had many other issues in his short life. I was also hoping that there was something else going on.
    I know that it is not hopeless but I think there is some part of me that wants to blame this on myself and having post-partum depression and being on zolft while prego.
    Mostly my problem is how much it has turned my whole world on its head