By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

His 4 Year-Old Daughter Was Diagnosed With Autism… That’s When It Hit Him.

When Chris Offer's daughter was diagnosed as autistic, he and his wife had to reevaluate everything they thought they knew about parenting. What they didn't plan for, however, was having to reevaluate Chris knew about himself.

Jessica Offer

The 33-year-old man had often described himself as "quirky," but until his daughter's diagnosis he didn't realize what was actually going on: Chris himself is autistic. His wife Jessica opened up about the shocking revelation in a blog post:

"We were married 7 years before it occurred to us that my husband was autistic. Imagine that all your life you're trying to be...held in this normal box and no matter how hard you try, you find it hard," Offer said. "And then someone goes, 'Well, that's because you're not normal.' It's freeing."

Looking back, all the signs were there. In fact, many of their arguments as a young couple stemmed from the fact that Chris had difficulty looking people in the eye. Now that he's been properly diagnosed, his wife and family have been nothing but supportive.

Source: ABC News

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