This week you were officially diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For the past year, I’ve known it was coming, even though I was in denial about it. I didn’t want it for you, but I was expecting it. We still don’t want it, but we are determined to fight for you to give you every opportunity to reach your potential, which it limitless. Even though I was expecting it, the words from the doctor still hit me in the gut and left me disoriented.
Autism is a terrifying word when used in the context of your own family. There is so much unknown, and to date there is no known cause or cure. I am terrified of the label this will give you. I am terrified of what this means for our family – for you, for your sweet sister, and for me and Dad. Life will…
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