Lost and angry

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Lost and angry


My son has been told that his three year old little girl has autism. He is very angry and depressed. I just do not know how to help him or what to say. He has always looked to me for help and now I am so lost. How do I help him and his wife to cope. Is there hope that my grandchild will ever talk?


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thur pray everything will workout

May 17, 2013 - 2:08 PM by jenel m

I think one of the best things you can do is show him by example how to be positive and look for something positive in any situation. You are challenged to find the good and spread that to all you meet. That is the rock that hey need. You cannot change the way they feel, you can only teach. I wish the best for you and yours.

Feb 22, 2013 - 7:48 PM by Doug B

Lorraine. I have close friends who's daughter suffers from Autism. And while the first few years were an adjustment for them, their daughter has developed beautifully, built a language style at her pace, and is socially happy. Stay positive, supportive and loving and it will all work out. All our best.

Feb 08, 2013 - 11:44 AM by B Randall W

stay positive....autistic children have amazing strengths and capabilities

Feb 07, 2013 - 3:07 PM by Sarah M

Lorraine, I found this article pertinent to your question. How are you coping with this news? http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/04/02/10946015-outgrowing-autism-study-looks-at-why-some-kids-bloom?lite

Feb 06, 2013 - 2:06 PM by Brian F

Brian, great article - Thanks for sharing this.

Feb 07, 2013 - 6:07 PM by David D

Lorraine - I am so glad you found our community and you are asking the right questions. I can understand how your son is feeling and how much he must rely on you for answers. I have found that when I am having a difficult time coming up with answers, it helps to address them as a family. It is ok not to have or know all the answers or what to say - the good news is there are lots of resources to help you out. Keep the faith and use every resources you can find. We are here to help you in any way we can. I hope to hear from you soon and As Always - Be Well.

Feb 06, 2013 - 12:42 PM by David D

Lorraine, Thanks for sharing your story. I can relate to how you are feeling. When my oldest son was that age, he was showing signs that were abnormal compared to other children his age. What we did immediately was surround ourselves with all the education, support, help, therapists and physicians that we could. Turns out he had some processing and sensory issues, but we were able to address them early on and have them treated with certain therapies. Today he is a normal 5th grader. Keep the faith and surround yourselves with the best help.

Feb 06, 2013 - 11:43 AM by Timothy F

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