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SN: Autism? (repost) user banned
8th Mar '13

BD has never met DS. Complete strangers to each other.



He had filed for visitation or custody, I'm not sure which.



Considering that they've never seen each other and my son is special needs - Will the court take that into consideration and do some sort of transition before he's allowed to be around him alone?



Now the autism Q: How do I explain this to DS? He calls my dad "dad" & "daddy" and that's all he knows. How do I explain that his dad isn't really his dad, that this stranger is his dad? He has VERY little comprehension and has trouble processing information.



Help?

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Jax in the Tardis:" BD has never met DS. Complete strangers to each other. He had filed for visitation or custody, I'm ... [snip!] ... really his dad, that this stranger is his dad? He has VERY little comprehension and has trouble processing information. Help?"


you can request some type of supervised/transitional visitation. Is your son in therapy? mabe have his bio father attend some sessions to get him comfortable around him.

WatchmansMoon Colorado 20 posts
8th Mar '13

Sorry to hear your son's dad is such a stranger, and I can certainly understand your concern about visitation. In regard to your question about the autism aspect, there's a great book I know of titled "Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life (by Lynn Kern Koegel and Claire LaZebnik) which is widely available online. It may provide some insight and aswers for you. Best of luck to you!