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If you have managed to secure a diagnosis for your autistic child, be proud, you fought hard for it!
It may hurt.
You may feel hurt that your child was unrecognised for so long, that support was not forthcoming from others.
That they themselves have felt ostrasised, not knowing until now that they are autistic.
No one’s to blame. You just got lucky!
There may be fear, fear of the unknown if you yourself are not autistic. Seek out autistic adults, we were once in your child’s position and can help you understand them better.
You may feel guilt that you did not realise until now how different others are from your child.
This is especially common for parents who are unknowingly autistic ourselves, we look at our children and see nothing ‘odd’ as they aren’t.
They are exactly who they are meant to be. 💜🧡💛💚❤💙
Emma Dalmayne (UK)
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