Is there anything you want to pass onto parents who are worried about their children’s development or who have just been diagnosed?
For ones that have just been diagnosed I would just say research as much as you can, speak up for your child, because they can’t, don’t worry about being pushy, you have to be. I mean I am so not a pushy person I don’t think, but I am sure professionals would describe me as “oh God, here she comes, pushy parent”, because you have to, you just have to keep pushing and I would say there is a light at the end of the tunnel and there are ways of making your life easier and working through the difficulties whether it is a different school placement or, you know, some sort of therapy or … and my experience within the group is that a lot of children do grow out of those difficulties at age four, five, six, it does seem to get a bit easier. Yes. So I would say there is hope and just remember we are very blessed, because I think they are very special children.