Hi “friends” (and for some of you jerks, I use that term VERY loosely…you know who you are…),
Next month is Autism Awareness Month. For those of you awesome enough to be a part of this not-so-exclusive club, I’m looking for your stories.I spend a lot of time talking to women who are in the process of getting their child an Autism Spectrum diagnosis. When talking with them, I always end up going back to our own experience with Casey. I find more and more, it’s the best way to explain the DSM-IVcriteria. I’m finding more and more that people WANT to hear that story. It’s been surprising.
So, for Autism Awareness Month, I’m looking for YOUR stories. I want to hear how your child developed, what happened to make you think there was something else going on (ie, did your child regress? Was there always issues? etc), how old were they when they were diagnosed, etc. I’m also looking for those of you who have children with Asperger’s, as that seems to be a very tricky diagnosis. If you are interested in guest posting for me next month, please let me know. You can comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing your stories! Thanks