Pardon me as I pull my life back together. I swear these past couple of months have been a test. Yesterday, while at the neurologist office with my son, they laid something on me that I wasn’t ready for. I simply thought my son had language delay but he was diagnosed with Level 2 Autism.
After hearing this news I didn’t know what to think, the doctor explained it to me but I still was in shock. I wondered what did I do wrong and how could I not see this. When I got back to work I did a little research, the type his has is:
- Childhood disintegrative disorder – This disorder typically affects toddlers and preschoolers. They lose language and social skills and typically have moderate or low functioning levels.
They already lined me up with a social worker who will help me through this whole process and I have contacted my school district and he will be switching schools, but boy was I not ready for this one.
I prayed over him last night while he was sleeping. Asking God to help things work out for him to get him on the right path and help us as we travel down this unfamiliar road. I ask you guys to pray for my family. They said being that we caught it early, he can have a great chance at being a normal kid. He exhibits all the behaviors minus the losing of non verbal communication and the aggression so that’s a plus.