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Posted by trevor_th on July 19, 2000 at 16:59:46:

In Reply to: Coping with autism posted by MOLLY on July 18, 2000 at 21:31:23:

: It is difficult to accept the diagnosis of autism as you look at the beautiful child that you had the highest hopes for, but don't give up. You are that child's hope. Cry and get the tears out and then do everything you can to help him. I have a lot of family, so I am lucky to have a good support group. The doctor said that has been one of the best things for my son. He gets plenty of stimulation. It is difficult if you don't have lots of help, but don't give up. Read everything you can and try different things - vitamins, gfcf diet, special classes, etc. Then, no matter what the end result is, you know that you have done all you can. Remember, your child is unique and needs you to love him unconditionally, which I am sure you will. Put all your efforts into doing the best for him and as you see results, you will realize that you are coping in your own way. Good luck.

:Thank you for your support. My husband and I are trying to research as much as we can. Soon we will join a local group. Thanks for the advice.


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