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How Far We've Come: Two Autism Diagnoses in Three Years - Emily's Puzzle - www.emilyspuzzle.com
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How Far We’ve Come

Two Autism Diagnoses in Three Years

On April 19th we took our youngest son, Eli to the same doctor that had diagnosed his older brother with autism three years ago. This time it was Eli’s turn to be observed, asked a couple of questions and put through a series of play tasks before diagnosing him with a lifetime disability of autism spectrum disorder.
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder - Emily's Puzzle
Autism

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

When my son was first diagnosed with autism I researched and read everything I could find on the subject.  The amount of information available on the internet about autism is staggering and not all of it is accurate.  I thought I would write a post outlining the information that I found most helpful during that time.
Watching Eli - Emily's Puzzle - Autism in siblings, brothers.
Autism

Watching Eli

Since Eli was four months old I’ve been watching him for signs of autism.  In my frantic search for an answer, a cure for his older brother’s autism, I came across many articles on the genetic likelihood of a child who has a sibling on the spectrum being diagnosed with autism as well.

Emily's Puzzle - Why Autism Makes Me a Better Mom - From preschool to homeschool to growing up and letting go.
Autism

Why Autism Makes Me a Better Mom

My life leading up to Owen’s diagnosis was a series of events.  Life seemed to just happen to me; most of the time it felt as though I was just along for the ride.  I didn’t put much thought into the why’s or how’s of life.  I took for granted that the next step would be mapped out for me.