It's Official - SS34's 3 year old is autistic
Now don't get me wrong - I know several autistic and delayed children and adults that I love. It does not mean that he is of no value! Autistic people can be a great addition to people's lives. I spent all day today with a dear friend whose autistic son is now in his 30s. I've known him for almost 20 years and adore him. I spent all day Thursday with friends that have a 35 year old Down son that I have known since he was born who is a total joy. I'd take either of them any day over the worthless SS34.
But I feel so sorry for the poor 3 year old grandson. He doesn't have a chance. His parents are drunks who also smoke weed non-stop who will do nothing to help him reach his max potential. I hope they are not going to treat him as a "thowaway" child now that the GF is expecting another baby. Yes they are that worthless.
I have not laid eyes on this child in over 2 years - yet I could have diagnosed this easily even back then. As an infant and young toddler he never smiled, he never reached out to explore, and he was totally non-verbal at 3. He has now (according to DH - as I never see him) developed the typical aversion to clothing tags, etc. Not sure who instigated the testing - if it was at the request of day care, the pediatrician or the GF's mother who keeps him a lot. It was probably not the parents.
There's nothing I can do. Should I open my mouth the parents would automatically do the opposite of what I suggested. You know how that goes.
Oh well - not even sure why I am posting this. Just need to vent I guess.