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Glad you're home safely Ruth....don't let the reading material get you down!Alison xx
I think you are going through the toughest part right now Ruth. The wondering 'if' and the diagnosis of what you suspected was the first part of this journey and having taken the first steps, you now move on one step at a time. Knowledge is strength and the more you learn about the condition, the more you can work out the specifics of what he needs and what will help him most. My friend did a lot of one to one work with autistic children and each of them ended up in mainstream education. I work in a school and two years ago a boy who joined us for his 6th form years not only took his A levels, but went onto university. Thank goodness that nowadays these things can be diagnosed so much earlier. The spectrum is so wide, and his place on that spectrum can change from year to year and phase to phase. He is very lucky to have such a loving, supportive mum who will fight his corner every inch of the way.
Glad you back safely from your exciting trip. What a thrill meeting family in New York and a 'find' at the City Office. So glad you had the opportunity.I hope the treacle dissolves for you as you gain more insight into your son's needs and yours. Take care, Irene
Glad you are home safe and sound and I agree with Deb that knowledge is power the more you know the more you can help your little man x
I wish there was some way to lighten the load for you. As you learn more about autism you will find that the burden eases, I know it sounds trite at the moment and we are just a lot of armchair experts but we so desperately want to help and we feel a bit useless. All we can do is send hugs and stuff.
Chin up xxx
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