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I’m Relieved My Son Has Autism

Everything suddenly makes sense

LibrariAnna
Ellemeno
Published in
12 min readApr 5, 2024

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Photo by Nuno Silva on Unsplash

This past fall, my son’s therapist asked me to attend their next session so that Holden could “tell me something.” I immediately assumed that Holden was going to announce he was gay or transgender. I couldn’t think of anything else would prompt a sixteen-year-old to have his mother join him at therapy for a big reveal…

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LibrariAnna
Ellemeno

Suburban hippie wife, mom of 4, librarian. My wholesome façade belies my recent enlightenment & kinky journey of self-discovery. Writes about life, love, & sex.