A couple of weeks ago, I started a series looking back on what we did right and wrong, when raising our son with high functioning autism. In last week’s piece, I said that we first noticed Ian’s differences when he turned two, because he only had a handful of words when the baby books said that he should have hundreds of words and be combining them into sentences.
I should clarify. We first started noticing our son’s differences at age two, when he had trouble talking, but his differences were already there. We just didn’t recognize the early warning signs of autism.