Seasons of Life – Mimi and George

Conversations About Autism

Seasons of Life – Peony

After the bee incident, Mimi took George to the children’s hospital where he underwent testing for a full week. At the end of the week she met with a neurologist, who diagnosed George with “childhood neurosis.” Mom questioned the doctor about autism and was told that he would not put that label on George because it would follow him for the rest of his life.

“Well now, it’s let’s do it and get it, you know, put that label on him, get him some help.  Not then.”

 “I knew in my heart he was autistic, and he would not say that he was autistic.”

George would not receive an autism diagnosis until he was fifteen.


If you have been following my posts about Mimi and George, beginning here, you realize how hopeless her story has sounded so far. You may recognize pieces of…

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