Why an autism diagnosis can be harder for dad

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Why an autism diagnosis can be harder for dad

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The Autism diagnosis was much harder for my husband to accept, than for me. Early on, my husband kept saying, "He's just a boy. He's just a wild boy. There's nothing wrong with him." I kept going all along going, "Nope. Something's not all right." Immediately when I noticed something was not right, I wanted to fix it. I wanted therapy. I wanted to talk to people, that's all I want to do. I wanted him to support me in this. Meanwhile, he just wanted to have a boy that he could play with and could be normal with. Eventually, we got to the point where a book was recommended to my husband called, "Not My Boy," by Rodney Pete. He read the book and noticed how Rodney Pete went along the same way, "He's just a boy. There's nothing wrong with him." And then his journey through the autism diagnosis. At that point, my husband was like, "Okay. This is what we are going to do." He got right on board. There was a beautiful ending to that.

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Debi is a mom to two wonderful boys, ages seven and four. She lives in Culver City, CA and is a stay at home mom. Debi spends a good deal of her time caring for her seven year old high-functioning autistic son. She enjoys family time with her husband and boys, bike riding, yoga and swimming.  

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