Category Archives: Telling a child they have autism

The day I told him he has “awesome.” Part Two: Revelations.

(Continued from Part One) Sesame Street happened. They were doing a lovely segment about the variations between families, which lead to a discussion between my son and I about his own family and extended family, and how we differ from … Continue reading

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The day I told him he has “awesome.” Part One: The book that couldn’t be found.

Just two weeks ago I was publicly agonizing over the questions of when and how to tell my six-year-old son that he has autism. The great outcome of my public agonizing (the private agonizing had been going on for many … Continue reading

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When and how to tell him he’s autistic?

There was a time that I thought I’d never have to deal with the question, of when and how to tell my son he is autistic, since his autism was so severe that it got in the way of meaningful … Continue reading

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