Asperger's diagnosis reaction

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Asperger's diagnosis reaction

My daughter was first diagnosed with Asperger's when she was three-years old, and I cried. My first reaction was just tears. Looking back, I realize that what the tears really were was it was this mourning process that I had envisioned for my daughter, this whole future, who she was gonna be and what she was gonna do with her life. And in some ways looking back, I almost think it was a gift to have the diagnosis, because I do think it's important as a parent to let go of our preconceived notions of who are children are going to be, because it allows us to open up to the possibility of they really are going to become. And it was really hard going through it. It's probably the hardest news you could ever hear when you hear your child is not going to be doing all of the things you expect them to do, or that they may have a hard time. And it's very hard. But you do move on, you take on the information and you move forward.

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Sarah Maizes is an author, freelance writer, comedian and founder of, a parenting humor site. She is the author of several humor books including, Got Milf? The Modern Mom’s Guide to Feeling Fabulous, Looking Great and Rocking a Minivan; and three books for children; On My Way To The Bath, On My Way to Bed and the third book in the series On My Way to School to be published in 2014.Her work has been featured in Los Angeles Magazine, Babytalk, on, E! Television’s “Fashion Police,” and on is a regular contributor to, The Huffington Post, and CBS/’s “Best of LA.”  Her work has also been featured on,,,, and – a website for parents dealing with Autism.She has appeared on The Today Show, KTLA, CNN Headline News with Brad Pomerance, NPR's "What Would Rob Do?,"ABC News Now’s “Moms Get Real with Ju Ju Chang,” and is a regular contributor to NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin,” and “HuffingtonPostLIVE” - but  is most celebrated for her ability to scale tiny jungle gyms, pack a lunch in under a minute, and park her full-size minivan in a compact space.     

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