A Letter To To The Doctor Who Diagnosed My Daughter

By Shanell Mouland, contributer to The Huffington Post

Dear Dr. M,

It's not like I hadn't heard of you before we walked into your office that day. Your reputation as the best developmental pediatrician around is why we stood in front of you. I had done the research on you, both professional and personal. I knew who I was looking at but I still stared a little too long during our greeting in the hospital lobby. I wanted to really understand the woman who held so much power over our world....

Kate chose you that day. Kate chose you to be her person in that room. I had originally considered that act of social interaction to be a wonderful reason for you to determine that she was far too social for autism to be a consideration. Oh, how wrong I was....

To continue reading the full story, visit the Huffington Post: Parents website: http://huff.to/1128xqz.

#autism #diagnosis #communication

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