I thought that it would be helpful to take the time to understand my son’s dad’s perspective on our son’s autism and chromosome diagnosis. Likewise, his dad has a diagnosis of 16p11.2 microduplication. I also wanted to know how he felt receiving a diagnosis later on in life (adult diagnosis).
I rarely find articles on grandparents discussing their point of view when it comes to their autistic grandchild/grandchildren. Hence, I thought that it would be interesting to have an informal discussion with my parents to find out their perspective, relevant to their autistic grandson, who also has a diagnosis of 16p11.2 microduplication.
Have you ever heard of the expression: think with your head but follow your heart? Well, emotions, at times, can outweigh our logical thought process. So, understanding emotions can be difficult for someone, who is autistic.