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Posted by Dad on September 19, 2000 at 16:18:37:

In Reply to: I still can't accept the autism diagnosis posted by Nancy on September 19, 2000 at 15:44:24:

Too many professionals who do not work with LD children full-time are not in the best position to make this dx. Most of the larger universities and nearly all Children's Hospitols will have someone who has the qualifications and experience needed to make an accurate dx in the less than obvious cases.

I wish you luck in this matter, and would caution you to be ready for the "bad" news, should it be the case. Remneber that finding out your child is autistic is not the end of the world, but the beginning of a new chapter. True, it means there will be alot of hard work ahewad of you, but it can have its upside as well, and you'd be surprised at the number of other parents out there (like the ones on these message boards) who will be willing to give you a little help.

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