Diagnosis

  • What I Wish the Doctors Told You at Your Child’s Diagnosis

    When I chat with new readers who have found me very soon after they got their child’s initial autism diagnosis, I’m torn between two feelings. First, I’m heartbroken for them, but not for the reason you think. See, I’m not about to tell you that I’m heartbroken that “autism stole their child” or that they […]

  • No One Knows Your Autistic Child’s Future

    (Inside: No One Knows Your Autistic Child’s Future. Who they are at 3 isn’t who they’ll be at 13 or 30. An autism diagnosis does NOT mean your child’s development is done!) When people join my Embracing Autism community, I ask them what their biggest question about autism is. And more and more, my admins […]

  • 5 Important Steps to Take After Your Child’s Autism Diagnosis

    (Inside:¬†Getting an autism diagnosis for your child can be overwhelming, so today I’m sharing 5 important steps to take after your child’s autism diagnosis!) I remember the day like it was yesterday. “Clearly your son meets all of the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder.” I walked out of her office with an official autism […]