I Love My Autistic Son (Even Though I Hate Autism)

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I think that, when you are parenting a child with autism, your emotions and feelings run the gammot- from joy to anger, from love to hate, from elation to desperation.  I don’t think that you ever hate your child, but there are times when you most certainly hate what your child and family are going through because of autism.  There is a mourning period that you go through when you realize that the life that you planned, the family that you dreamt about becoming, was not going to play out the way that you thought it would.