Thursday, August 27, 2009


This was originally posted May 4, 2007...

For those of you who follow the blog, and/or know me and my family, I am sharing this bit of info. Just recently diagnosed with Autism, our son Aaron is really making strides with his therapies. I submit this information on the blog because I feel that there is some bigger reason for this, and that the links between Craniosynostosis and developmental delays are probably stronger than we know. I usually have a lot to say, but on this topic, I'm speechless. All comments are welcome.

Oh, I do have one big thought at this point... I am so grateful for Early Intervention and all of the services they offer. But, I can't help but wonder... Isn't it a little creepy that the government gets involved in the developmental conformity of children?

And now...

He went to a birthday party, enjoyed it, and even let the clown paint his face!

He has grown so much... talks a mile a minute... can tell you anything you want to know about trains, levers, pulleys, axles and inclined planes. He is in school 12 months/year, and is just blossoming before our eyes. We are so grateful!


  1. Could his eyes possibly be any bigger??? I'm melting here.

  2. Wow! What an accomplishment for all you. You have every right to be happy and grateful.

  3. Anonymous12:58 PM

    I don't know anything about your son's diagnosis, but our son seemed special, socially a little disconnected, fascinated by wheels, cars, etc and when a New York private school diagnosed him as ADD and suggested ritalin, we got a second diagnosis and kept him off drugs. He gradually became more socialized, especially when we put him into a Swiss public school and now I can say that his early social problems seemed to have worked themselves out with love and patience. He's a second year history scholar at Cambridge University in the UK, trilingual, has done his military service without any problems, has a nice girlfriend and we're happy to didn't take the first diagnosis as gospel. Boys are often misdiagnosed. (I take the liberty of sending this because a pyschiatrist in New York examined A. who when asked how to boil water, described an entire steam engine. Perhaps this sounds familiar to you.