Stories Autism Parents Tell
"I can still love my child and dislike/hate their [ASD here]"

I’m sorry, but I love my children for each strand of their DNA.

Each genotype.

Each phenotype (how the genes present themselves).

Because without all of those things coming together in the combinations they did, I wouldn’t have the unique children before me that I cherish each waking moment since their births— no, conceptions. This includes the wiring of their brains, their autistic traits, and their autism(s, depending on if or when my youngest son gets diagnosed).