I had been waiting for this day for exactly four weeks. In Ethan's psychological evaluation, the doctor had said he met the criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder. We weren't exactly sure what the level of severity was, but he knew he was most impacted in the area of social communication.
Kathie M. Sarles, M. Ed is an Early Childhood Specialist and Advanced Transdisciplinary Infant/Family Mental Health Practitioner at the Harbor Regional center.
It has been barely a week since we got the confirmation that my son Ethan falls within the autism spectrum. Some moments, I'm super positive; but sometimes I also feel discouraged and overwhelmed.
Me and my husband have always loved Ethan’s little quirks. Some of the things that we loved about him also made us realize that he might be in the autism spectrum.
I had both dreaded and anticipated this day for a few months. My son Ethan's psychological evaluation. We had suspected about half a year ago that he might fall within the autism spectrum. He had all the typical signs of a child with autism -- incessantly playing with anything that looks like a wheel, repetitive routine-focused play, delays in speech language development and gross and fine motor skills, limited eye contact and social communication.