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Pregnant and have a 3 yr old diagnosed with autism

martakr30martakr30 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited December 2016 in Parents and carers
Hi my 3 year old son was diagnosed with autism just over week ago. I found out I'm pregnant just before the diagnosis, I'm worried about new baby and my son as well now. It would be so helpful to know that I'm not alone and there are parents which are struggling with similar problems. 

Marta

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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @martakr30 welcome to the community.

    We have lots of austistic people and parents and carers on the community who could offer you information and tell you about their experiences.

    What in particular are you worrying about? Do you have any specific questions?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • Chris_ScopeChris_Scope Member Posts: 695 Pioneering
    Hi Martakr30, we've just got the following response from a Twitter user - " Take a deep breath, try to reach out to organisations that can help and connect with other mums with similar experiences."
  • MickiMicki Member Posts: 1 Listener
    I was in the same position last year.  My son has autism and I was sure my baby to be was going to have it too.  A year later,  my baby doesn't have autism, he is very interactive and has incredible eye contact, and my amazing autistic 4 year old is spelling words like excavator and elephant.  Autism has been a big adventure,  but luckily we've had an amazing speech pathologist to help guide us.  If I can be of any assistance let me know.  
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