One More Worry As Leelo Gets Bigger
(found this in the draft post slag heap from July 2007)
So, you've got an autistic kid. You find yourself surviving not one, but several sieges: the shock of the diagnosis and its emotional aftermath, the difficulty of finding therapies that suit your child, the financial strain of implementing said therapies or the fight to get an agency to pay for them, the battles with school districts for the therapies and placements your child needs. But once you get all that relatively settled, you think you're golden, or at least adjusted, right?
Yeah, except puberty is looming. Let's just hope we can use sound advice to avoid real-life nightmare scenarios. I am grateful to Ann Bauer in particular for sharing her story.