Beau had his long awaited speech therapy appointment today. Within minutes of sitting with the therapist who was trying to interact with Beau to no avail, she began asking questions.
Does he respond when you call his name? Does he look at you? Does he talk? What words does he say? Does he spin objects or line them up?
Some of you know the routine...She then looked at me like she was trying to find the words. I couldn't help but blurt out that we were taking him in on Thursday to see a child psychologist for an Autism diagnosis or other. She stated that we caught this early and early intervention is the key and that from her stand point he qualifies and will need many therapies.
As I left the doctor I broke down in tears. Why? I dunno I think because for the first time someone other than myself said Autism. So now we sit an wait until Thursday for our diagnosis. My problem with all of this is that I feel so alone. If one and 150 children are affected than why do I feel so out there with my child. I feel like I should have fought more in the beginning and feel horrible that I didn't. Thank you to all of you for your support. I have been following the Autism threads and begin another journey with another SNC.