Two Words You Should Say to Someone Facing an Autism Diagnosis

Included in this article are some of the most common responses that you’ll here as a parent with autism concerns for their child. Some of these include, “I’m sorry”, “He’ll be fine”, “Really? He seems so normal.”, and “Oh, I hope not.” While all of these responses are said with good-hearted intentions, it isn’t always what we need to hear. The two words that you should say to someone facing an autism diagnosis are “I’m here”. I’ve heard most of these and didn’t feel offended whatsoever because I know that every comment came from a good place, but I am agreeance with the author of this piece that “I’m here” is the perfect response to such a delicate situation.

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