My son was diagnosed with autism little after his 2 year old birthday- he will be 3 in July. The hardest part for me was that Sebastian was eating everything and talking by 1 years old, and all of a sudden everything stopped.
I was worried, I didn’t know what was going on, took him to neurologist and was told he had autism spectrum disorder. I felt my world crashing down, I was very sad thought the worse of autism- but did my research and now I know my son lives in his own world and needs me to be a part of it! I will always be there for him through the struggles and achievements, I will never take anything for granted.
My son receives speech, OT and special instruction therapy, I will never give up on him- I know God hears my prayers and I know Sebastian will talk one day, eat a full meal one day and he will hug and kiss me one day. Let’s never give up! Of course I don’t want to give myself all the credit because Sebastian has a father and 2 older sisters that adore him and understand what he is going through.
The sad thing is a lot of people are not autism aware and think “my kid” is bad when he’s having a sensory overload and his meltdown begins- but I know we are not alone and there are a lot of parents that understand where I’m coming from. One day I will look back and know that everything was well worth it❤️