for just one kid to be normal? just one? i have four. today i brought my 5yo in to start his autism assessment. *sigh* they looked at baby and said 'oh, he's also showing symptoms. we'd better start his assessment as well.' thanks, i was aware of that. so i told them "don't even go there. he's fine". i was trying to maintain a small amount of hope that one might just turn out to be a normal kid. guess they just had to burst my bubble on me. so now i am looking at all four of them most likely having it and wondering how i am supposed to manage this over the next 18 or so years until they are out on their own. i am not too happy. i mean, sure i knew it already, i know the signs. i didn't want to admit and really do you blame me? i am sick of assessments and appointments and psychiatrists, psychologists, specialists and professionals and respite people and therapists..........*bleck* i wish they would all just go away and leave me alone.