Yesterday we got the diagnosis that my 8yo beautiful girl has Aspergers. We were suspecting it for awhile, but it's still hard to hear when it's formalised.
It's not that we're new to all of this. When DS1 was 4 he got an autism diagnosis, that was reverted to Severe Language Disorder and ADHD recently. And DS2 got diagnosed with combined type ADHD last year.
I know the ropes, I know where to go for help. But it still hurts knowing that yet another one of my children is not going to have an easy life. Dare I complain, it means more work for me, driving around to therapists, dealing with teachers who would rather have any child other than yours in their class, being spurned by other parents who dread the thought of their precious son or daughter playing with a child with a disability. Also, having to explain to relatives that no, it's not anything I did, this is something my child was born with (but they'll still criticise me behind my back regardless).
I know DD2 is fine, but then there are the twins. They are boys. They are at high risk for inheriting my husband's ADHD & dyslexia or his brother's Aspergers. How many more times will i have to walk down this path?
Sometimes I wish I could just run away and SCREAM!!!!