Hello, I am a father of an amazing little boy that was diagnosed as mild to moderate on the Autism Spectrum a few months before his 3rd birthday and is now 7 years old. Since his diagnosis there have been good times and bad, a lot of stress and a lot of joy. I decided to start writing my thoughts and experiences as he now starts into the journey of school and felt it would possibly help some other dads going through the same experiences that I have and will in the future. To protect my son’s identity I have decided not to use his name or mine but the experiences are real as are the challenges faced.
Since his diagnosis, I am proud to say with the dedication and persistence of both myself and his Mom we have had our son re-diagnosed as PDD-NOS and he has made amazing progress.