Disappointed I Didn't Tell My Daughter
I am a Mother of 3 girls. My youngest is 21y.o. now, but was diagnosed with Autism based on a Sensory Processing D/O when she was just 3y.o.
I was advised by the diagnosing Dr that she was functioning so well that it'd be a social stigma to treat her as if she had the d/o. He advised me that he would not include this diagnosis in her records so that she could lead a "Normal Life." However, he did give me a pamphlet I carried in my wallet until it fell apart and I eventually wrote the bullet points of onto another piece of paper.
We had been sent to see him by CPS because we had made the third ER visit in a row due to her injuring her slightly older sister.
Now, years later her symptoms have magnified 10 fold. I can look back over 18 yrs and see all to well that her life has been difficult. Problem is I told the story and she shrugs it off.
She's been reluctant to return to college after difficulty adapting to the different teaching styles. She's lost interest in her dream of attending the Art Institute, and even lost interest in her art as a past time. I'd like to help...I don't know how? Too little, too late?