Becoming an Autism Parent

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The World of Neil

I’ve blogged before about the diagnosis process we went through with Matthew before he was diagnosed with an ASD in early 2010. An 18 month journey to that point from when we first raised our concerns with our GP had been a long one, and just like that we had become autism parents. Its a bit like being an “ordinary” parent but with extras. You know you’re an autism parent when your child wakes up at 2am every night and screams the house down. If you get them back to bed within an hour, you’ve had a good night. That soon takes its toll on its own, and you feel like a zombie in no time at all.

There’s more though. You learn to cope with the meltdowns that can come on in the blink of an eye. All you can do is try to keep your child safe. That’s…

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