By Raising Children Network
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In this short video, parents talk about the emotional journey of raising a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They talk about experiencing denial, guilt and frustration, but also moments of real joy, just like all parents. They explain how they overcame their initial emotional responses and got on with working out how to help their child.

Parents refer to Asperger’s disorder in this video. Note that this diagnosis has replaced with a single diagnosis of ASD.

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  • Last updated or reviewed 07-05-2018
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