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What is it really like to have a diagnosis of Autism?

April 1st, 2014

Episode 30 of 182 episodes

World Autism Day is April 2, and to celebrate, at Babytalk we've re-posted two very popular podcasts about autism. Autism is what's called a developmental condition that starts to show before a child is three years old. Many parents start to notice small differences in their child from around six months but the formal diagnosis can still be a blow. Suddenly you are thrust into a world that requires super human patience, resilience and ability to tackle complex medical and educational systems. Unexpectedly you can find yourself the parent of an autistic child wondering what on earth comes next. If you want to know what it's like, meet the guest mother in this week's podcast.

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