Sunday, February 19, 2012

N.J. Parents Fear Narrower Autism Definition

TRENTON — Some parents look back at the moment their child was diagnosed with autism and remember it as the worst day of their lives. Not Meredith Blitz-Goldstein.
The Verona mother said she already knew there was something seriously wrong with her 2-year-old son, Matthew. When he spoke, he uttered a word or two. He seldom made eye contact or slept through the night. Until he was diagnosed with a milder form of autism known as "pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified," she didn’t know how to help him.
"I was very happy to have the diagnosis. I knew the monster I was dealing with. The diagnosis was like handing me the ticket to go forward," Blitz-Goldstein said.

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