|Hulk and Doc|
Three of my kids are on the spectrum.
"Tink"was diagnosed at age 10 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD level 2) on January 15th, 2013.
"Doc" was diagnosed at age 4 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD level 1) on January 14th, 2014.
"Hulk" was diagnosed at age 9 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD level 1) on March 27th, 2017
Some people may ask why would you want to label your child Autistic? They always have been, they were born with a uniqueness. We got them diagnosed for the future, because someday I will not be here and they will need support.
This whole experience, for me, has gotten easier with each kid. With Tink, I was devastated. With Doc, I knew what to expect. With Hulk, I am relieved. He was given the "key" to services that will allow him to become successful, and to open doors to the future.