From the moment you find out you’re going to be a parent or a grandparent, you wish for one thing — a healthy baby. And most of the time, that’s what you get.
But once in a while, your dreams are momentarily sidelined by an unexpected illness, disease or disability. When it comes to autism, the symptoms can be sneaky and hard to identify until your baby is older.
Even for the most optimistic parent, an autism diagnosis is heartbreaking. You have a beautiful, sweet baby diagnosed with a life-long disability. Your heart aches, your brain is frantic …