Your Child’s Biggest Fan
Somewhere along the line you have heard the word "autism." Tomorrow is
the day someone will either confirm your deepest fears or at the very least
tell you this might be going on with your child.
I want you to remember this — no diagnosis or label will ever change
the love you have for your child. It should never shatter the dreams you have
for your child. Your child does not change because of a diagnosis or label that
is given to him.
You will go to this appointment because you love your child
unconditionally and you want what is best for him. If a diagnosis is found at
least with there is more help and support for him. Instead of getting speech
therapy once a week, if your child is found to have autism, it
means he is entitled to many other services. These services will help him in
the early years to understand the world around him.
I have met too many children with the diagnosis of autism; children
more brilliant than I can ever describe. They are children with passion,
persistence and drive. These children have great dreams and none of them should
ever be crushed or vanish because of word.
Have high expectations. Believe your child “can,” and your child will
unfold right in front of you to be the gift of life they were meant to be — with
you as their biggest fan.