it is interesting how many of us are divorced that have kids on the ASD.

So many Dads ( and a few Moms, too.) just cannot handle the Dx of their child being autistic. i know my ex denied it for years. He finally came around, but it took some fairly "in your face" data to make him see the light.

I've read that the death of a child can either break a marriage or make nit stronger. I would imagine the same things applies here. in the death of a child there is a chance of mourning and recovery. But with soem autistic children we are always left wondering "when is it going to get better?"

please don't misunderstand me, I would much rather have my son the way he is, than taken from me by death. But it just seems like we will finally get a break in his behavior pattern, and then soemthing else goes screwball- and we have to start all over again. my son is too intelligent to spend the rest of his life living under our thumbs - but I wonder if he will ever be able to make it on his own. <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

Michelle Taylor
Marriage Editor