Little Fish in a Big Pond

In the grand scheme of things, we are the hushed minority. The world doesn’t play by the rules and doesn’t owe any of us an apology. It is like I tell my Kindergarteners “You get what you get and don’t pitch a fit.” We don’t get a choice in our offspring, but we do get to choose how we raise them.

Don’t be afraid to say the word, Autism. Let it roll off your tongue like a melody. Let it set fire to your lungs. Let all the plans of a normal life flash before your eyes. Now bury them to a place that you will never find them again.

Now, let’s move on.

If you think your child has ASD, what do you do next? I want to share with you some resources that can help you figure out if that concern is necessary. Since diagnoses typically are not given until the age of five, I have included a list of milestones that your child should be able to do before the age of five. When you look at this list, remember that each child grows at their own pace. If your child can do most of the things listed for their age, then don’t be alarmed.