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Old 06-20-2019, 12:31 PM
slalexan is offline
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 391
Originally Posted by ENugent View Post
slalexan, I wish with all of my heart that our eldest had had a full autism evaluation at a young age like yours is getting. He was diagnosed at 11, after his younger brother (then 7, now 11) was. The differences in their development, which I attribute mostly to the support and services the younger is getting in school, are amazing. Mine are both level 1. I sometimes despair of the elder ever living successfully on his own, but I am very confident about the younger. It is expensive and stressful, but you are doing the absolute best things you can for her.
Thank you, ENugent. I know all this in an intellectual sense. The head and the heart don't always agree though. The irrational part of me still thinks we are too late. And she's only 5.