"We didn't share this right away because we are still learning about ASD," Aubrey said. "It was important for us to educate ourselves about it. At first, we were confused and [we] questioned ourselves, how, and why."
Aubrey clarified that while dealing with autism may be challenging, it is not an issue. Rocket, she explained, has common ASD symptoms such as delayed speech, no eye contact, as well as difficulty communicating and controlling her emotions. Currently, Rocket is taking speech therapy and occupational therapy.
"Autism is always present in many ways," Aubrey added. "There's no proven reason that's 100% why kids get autism. It can just happen."
Aubrey reassured parents that while having a child with autism can be scary, it's not the worst.
"You just need to know where to go, what you're dealing with, [find] the right therapist, the right support groups, and lots of love. We're still in the process of learning. It's going to be a long ride."
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