Friday, August 12, 2011

Getting That Diagnosis Good or Bad

I like to read other people's blogs. I really like them, especially ones about Autism and Aspergers. It was with great relief that I read a blog by 'thoughty autie'. The specific post is here

You see, I have this worry at times. Basically I wonder, particularly with the child with Aspergers, if I should have ignored it. Or maybe hid it. I was determined to find out what was going on.

If anyone knew what to do to help her, and her sister, I wanted to find out. But sometimes I wonder that if maybe I hid it, maybe, just maybe, she would have been able to fit in better. I also wonder if at some point in time one or both of the girls will hate me for being so insistent.

Then I read the post above. She talks of the struggle she had when she was younger. The struggle of trying to conform to what other people thought she should do or be. Now with her diagnosis she can be herself. That's what I want for my daughters with Autism. To be happy and be themselves.


  1. I'm glad you found this post and that it gave you some comfort. Finding and addressing the issue is absolutely necessary. I can't even imagine what my life would have been like had I been diagnosed as a child; I have a feeling it would have been a lot more manageable and a lot less lonely though. Hiding it didn't make it go away. It just made a lot of things worse. You made the right decision to be "out" about your daughters' autism, to deal with the issues instead of hiding them.

    PS: there is typo in your link to my blog. You have autis instead of autie.