Esme was officially diagnosed with Autism on Wednesday April 22nd. It is strange how sad we have all been after recieving the diagnosis - we really did not question whether or not she had autism. Her level of affectedness has been assessed as "severe", so that was a bit of a downer. I was really, really hoping they would say moderate. How weird is that! I guess we all hold on to some hope that things arent as bad as they seem.
With the diagnosis comes access to some new services - unfortunatly, the wait list for therapy is around 2 years. I cannot wait any longer, it is not fair to Esme to deny her the therapy that she needs to be able to function in the world.
We will have to go for private therapy while we wait.
We will have to raise the money.
A lot of it.
But its for Esme. I will figure it out.
She is happy. She is alive. She is progressing and learning and loving.
And we love her to bits.