of children who were given the dx at a very young age...
Are you wide open with your childs dx. Do you share it with family and friends etc?
I have said before on here that I am in the closet still. I have considered even using a different screen name on here becauseI haven't even mentioned any of this to strangers I had become close with on the nest when we were pregnant together. I also have a nosey mil who will know as little about all of this as possible.. forever..
I am very open to other mothers that I meet in therapy, all of our therapissts, doctors, etc and my immediate family, sisters and parents. Not all of my sisters but most. I have remained less open than many about this because my son is so so young. I started asking questions at 9 mos or so but had suspicions before this. At 15 mos we were given the "tendencies" deal and at 18 mos he had a dx. He has already been moved down on the spectrum and is expected to be taken off by "the age of 3 or 4" . I know this is very controversial but our Developmental pediatrician is renowned and works directly with greenspan so for now he is who I trust.
I just don't want to give my son a stigma at 2 yrs old that will stick with him throughout school, if he continues to respond as well as he is to therapy. We have a ton of work left to do , have done a ton already and I just want to wait and see. I'm addressing each "symptom" and we are making progress.
I'm just curious if you have been completely open with your child's info.
I am probably in the minority here (outcast in the making ) I am not in denial and will give my son whatever he needs forever but he just started saying words 4 months ago, when he can full on speak in sentences and tell me things, then I will reassess our open-ness
thanks for input