• What I Regret About Trying So Hard To Socialize My Child With Autism

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    When my son was two and diagnosed with mild autism by our developmental pediatrician, our doctor assured us that as he grew, our son would learn how to better socialize. I took out a paper and pen and wrote notes as the doctor spoke: “Cast a wide net. Befriend typical and non-typical children. Join groups and activities with your town and community, as well as others.”
    I looked at my son, who barely spoke at the time, and paralleled played with other children without really interacting. Still, he would laugh and smile as he watched them. I bit my lip and sighed, wondering if he would ever...
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