I recently found out that my 2 1/2 year old son has PPD-NOS (which I am still trying to understand) and am trying my hardest not to feel like someone just dropped a bomb on our house. I am a high school teacher who has had many students with autism in my class, which makes it very hard for me to see the light at the end of the tunnel for my son.
I have been trying to find as much helpful information as I can through the internet and my son's case manager through our school district. There just isn't enough.
I have trouble explaining it to others and understanding the specific spectrum diagnosis.
There is guilt, frustration, anger and tears that just won't go away. It is all I think about - I want my son to experience life with no limitations - and I feel helpless.
Is this how most people feel with the initial diagnosis? How do you take the first steps to getting info that helps? How long does the feeling that you've failed your child last?