I first started writing this post on March 9th, before we got Ethan’s official ASD diagnosis, and finished the post on April 17. It’s been a busy couple of months. We’re finally in the middle of the process of getting Ethan assessed to get authorization for his ABA therapy hours, and hope to start ABA in 2-4 weeks. We left for Cambria, California on Saturday, March 9th, meaning to have a much needed vacation. But as luck would strike, little Ethan started developing a cough! He was up every hour in all the three nights that we were there. It was exhausting for Steve and I, so most of the…
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.
Just sharing a video of one of Ethan's feeding therapy sessions. We started the feeding therapy a month ago, and he's already made a lot of progress!
Ethan ate a Ritz cracker! Woohoo!
It was therapeutic to hear myself talk openly about my child and my role as a special needs parent in the special needs parent support group. If a tree falls to the ground and nobody is there to hear it, did it really make a sound? Now that I was speaking and I was heard, I felt a certain kind of emotional freedom.
We noticed my son’s developmental delays early on, when he still wasn’t crawling or sitting up at 9 months. His range of motion was very limited. It worried me deeply, while my husband kept reassuring me that the milestones t would come. A friend mentioned that delayed crawling might be a sign of a disability. I freaked out.
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.