Anyone here with an autistic child?
My DS is 7 and will be 8 in November and was diagnosed as autistic when he was about 2. He is now considered high-functioning, and is in a "regular" 2nd grade class with a one-on-one aide. And the milestones that he has reached and is continuing to reach makes me not take anything for granted. Everyday, something occurs that he didn't do or say before. He's my only child, and very large for his age (I'm 5' 4", and he comes to my chin; the other kids in his class come just above my elbow!) and while consistency plays a huge role in our lives, I try to help him realize that not everything will or can stay the same. It does help that the daycare he attends has been the same since he was 8 weeks old.
So, I'm just giving a holler out to anyone who has a loveone on this very BROAD spectrum.