Our expert says:
Autism Spectrum Expert Forum
hi sids mom, i think the age gap between them is big enough that she probably wont compare them directly although a mom of a child with autism is constantly surrounded by children to compare to...and it is always difficult and heartbreaking! what is far more important is that you are there for her, supporting her, loving her and giving her a platform or place to speak about her child, her fears, etc openly. families with children with autism are often so isolated and i want to encourage you.. just BEING THERE for her is already THE WORLD to her, & the greatest way you can support her, you are a precious sister!
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