2 hours ago
Assessment number 2 was super hard. Really hard. I was surprised,as we already have a diagnosis and we have been apart of the Autism world for 3 years now.
I answered all the questions, handed in all the paperwork and they spent 3 hours assessing Rocco and then we had the meeting to discuss it all.
The hard part was listening to how Rocco compares to other children of his age. Really? Why???!!!! Seriously why the fuck would they do that? I’ve spent years learning to appreciate him for him, to stop comparing. Watching him take baby steps and goals, with happy tears in my eyes. Celebrating those small but massive steps and goals. Then I had to sit through what could of been. Where he “should” be.
Thanks. Way to go.
I cried for 3 days. I was sinking and had to snap myself out of it.
I know, I know, I do appreciate and love him for all that he is, I know he has come so far. I am blessed to be his mama🖤
But he is severely Autistic, severley developmentally delayed and completely non verbal. And that is him, that is what he has to struggle with every day. So hearing how much slower and behind he is, was smashing my heart to pieces.
I have hope he will speak, I have hope he will develop a little faster down the track. If not, all cool- he is amazing and makes me laugh.
It’s just assessments are hard. So fucking hard. So anyone who knows a parent or family going through a diagnosis or an assessment- be there for them. Support means the world💙
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