Dear Mother of an Autistic Child: There’s No Need to Panic

And a few other things you should know…

Mother and son
Diego and me

There’s no need to panic. It will be OK.

Here’s something else: You’ll argue a lot with your child’s other parent. My husband and I even disagreed on whether there was anything “wrong” with Diego up until he was nearly three.

Guilt was the one emotion that pulverized my heart.

Fellow mom, if there’s anything I wish for you, it is that you learn to forgive yourself quickly. Your child will.

Your autistic child might even help you glimpse this truth: that LOVE is the ultimate goal. Love and compassion toward all beings, including yourself.

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