It was 2 years ago today I finally found out I wasnt the worst mummy that ever walked this earth. Your Daughter has AUTISM – she is high functionly but hit 9 out of the 12 markers. Also we believe she has ADHD which usually go hand in hand with many Autistics. Wow!!! I was scared, shocked, sad and realived in at once. My head was spinning… and my head thought right away,, OMG Can I do this?!?! Can I be a mum to a special needs child… My heart jumped straight in and the answer was… You already have been from the moment she was born. Yes, Yes I have been. Its a roller coaster ride of the unknown and never ending stress at times but I wouldnt trade my girl for ANYTHING..When she hits a milestone the pride i feel is amazing.. Last Term she joined in at sports day (usually its a meltdown, anxiety overload and self harm start leading up to the day and on the day I am unable to communicate or do anything with this) this year she went in her teams colours and she EVEN RAN!!! She came 2nd… It still Brings tears to my eyes. I am so proud of her! She is a bit out of routine with the holidays, so its been a rought few days! but I look back and see how FAR SHE HAS COME! she amazes me so much! I just want mummys out there to know, if you are starting the scary, daunting begigings of getting your child diagnosed… remember these 3 things. 1. YOU are an amazing mum, no matter how useless you may feel at times. 2. they are your child and your not LABELLING your child, you are helping them, as mummys we will do anything for our children. and 3.EDUCATION for friends and family!!! This has changed so much in the last 2 years and they way they now dont judge me and the way they treat my daughter!! Autism is just meaning she is different NOT LESS

Posted by miss_sammy, 2nd October 2014

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  • Thankyou both for your comments. Its to comforting to know I wont be judged by what I say and feel. As daily you get judged and friendships are sometimes lost. I will keep posting, thankyou so much.. And I also have great listening ears


  • I dont know to much about having a child with this sort of condition but I am always keen to not pass judgement and listen to what people have to say as it can be educational for people who are plain unaware.


  • My son doesn’t have ASD but I know many others that do. My son has ADHD and a variety of other assosciated things. He has some allergies and asthma that seems better controlled than ever, which is great! You’re right and I’m completely there with, that when a milestone is reached it’s a feeling akin to winning the lottery. Please keep posting if you feel comfortable, because it is very comforting hearing from other mums going through similar things. Thank you xxx


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