Autism Spectrum Analysis

By Emily Milner

Most of what I want to write about right now has to do with my older kids, but it’s my personal rule that I don’t write about them here, partly because I want to protect their privacy but mostly because I think they would be really mad to be blog fodder. I’ve also written and discarded a draft of a different post on how much I hate decorating my house for Christmas (I know, I’m a grinch, but it just makes me grouchy to be in charge of Making Things Look Good even in a seasonal capacity).

Which brings me to another topic I’ve been pondering lately: my seven year old. Seven is nearly too old to write about, but I want to anyway, because he was recently diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum and I’m really at a loss. The news did not come as a surprise, but I still have so many questions.

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