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How do you tell a 6 yr old about autism who has been newly diagnosed?

Our son was just diagnosed with ASD a few weeks ago. He's 6 yrs old and high functioning. He has no awareness that he is different from his peers, i.e. he thinks he has friends and says that he talks at school even though his teacher says otherwise. My husband and I have been procrastinating about talking to him about the diagnosis, as we are still in the midst of trying to figure out what it means for our son and for our family. Does anyone… read more

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Six years old is very young. I just waited 'til she was ready...wait for the cues. You'll know them. My daughter started asking questions when she was… read more

posted almost 6 years ago
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