A Perfect Day For Diagnosis

This week, after a nearly two year wait, we received Sonny’s official Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Two years is a long time to be treading waterand I’m so relieved it’s finally over.

I needed to have confirmed what I knew in my heart was true. I needed someone to acknowledge our struggles and tell me here is the reason why. I needed to hear “it’s nothing you’ve done wrong.” I needed that proof and confirmation to be able to tell all those who’ve judged us on face value because ‘Autism doesn’t have a look.’ Autism is a hidden disability.

I woke up Wednesday morning feeling like it was my birthday, I couldn’t wait! We’ve been waiting for this day for so long. I felt such despair and disappointment when our previous appointment in November was cancelled. I’m not one to wish time away but when your family is…

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