AUT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_300x250

Autistic Child: “Mommy, I hate my brain, I just need a new brain”

EmaxHealth Health News

By Jenny Decker RN for eMaxHealth.com

Being the mother of a child with autism, I describe my experiences with noticing and denying my child had autism, difficulties with communication, getting services, and how the family coped and improved our lives.

I knew something was wrong even before she was a year old. She had many of the warning signs of autism. But I was in denial. I did not want to admit that my child may have autism. I think I thought that if I denied it long enough, it would go away. Even so, I did realize she needed to be tested for a disability, so at age two I took her in. The fact that she could not communicate made it impossible for testing to occur. For reasons I do not understand, we were told they denied her placement in the county preschool for children with disabilities. So, a few weeks later when she turned three, I had them try again. This time, she qualified.

Learn more here.
Visit our friends at eMaxHealth.com every single day for up-to-the-minute medical news and great tips for living your happiest, healthiest life.

“LIKE” eMaxHealth news on Facebook to receive links to important articles in your Facebook feed!

Proper AUT autismsite_belowcontent
The Autism Site is a place where people can come together to support people who are affected by autism spectrum disorder. In addition to sharing inspiring stories, shopping for the cause, and signing petitions, visitors can take just a moment each day to click on the red button to provide therapy for children and families living with autism spectrum disorders. Visit The Autism Site and click today - it's free!