How do I get a diagnosis and is this even autism?

How do I get a diagnosis and is this even autism?

I have been struggling with trying to figure out what is wrong with my son for many years and I just want a diagnosis already. My son didn't talk until well after his third birthday. He started speech therapy and OT in our home at 2 1/2. The school took over at three and dropped the OT. I'm not really sure he ever needed the OT, but they were convinced that because he couldn't stack blocks, there was a problem. My son wanted his blocks lined up side by side and… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

If your area has an autism center where your son could be diagnosed, I would highly recommend doing that. I would call the center 1st to see if you need a referral. Also check with your medical insurance about a referral. The evaluation process is rather intense. It takes a trained developmental psychologist to make such a diagnosis. But the process is well worth it.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

He sound like my son with fixation. It took me 4 years to get him diagnosis. I took my son to a pediatric neurodevelopment doctoc. My doctor did The brain scan, The Ados test And evaluated his behavior. My son was previous diagnosis with ADHD. My son has asperger syndrome And ADHD. As for The shoe problem, my son had The same problem, i took him to a pediatic foot doctor And turns out he needed arch support insert for his shoes. He was getting foot/leg pain.

posted about 6 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hello, your son sounds very similar to my son. My son was diagnosed with ADHD inattentive type at at 7. Recently in Feb 2013 at age 11 he was diagnosed with PDD-NOS. It's kind of strange b/c people always ask me why was he diagnosed so late, usually autism is diagnosed at a very early age, 2-4. Since my son is very high functioning and was always making progress in school, it was harder to detect. Oh well. Now my son is in OT for sensory processing and takes pragmatic speech therapy and will be starting social classes after school. I got an IEP in place for him this spring, so that he can recieve services in middle school. The school did not believe he had autism, so they gave me grief for a while, but i persisted with my educ. advocate until we got what he deserved. Best regards

posted about 6 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

my lil man was in gifted then in a class for english and hanwriting.they even told me he no longer needed services.to have him almost fail the 6th grade.thats when i had him tested.he has aspbergs autism.because a child is intelligent does'nt mean they can dress themselves or make friends.the brands drive me nuts i have even taken the labels off off soup can because they changed the label.he refuses to eat but a very limited diet and i wait to let him decide what kind of day he has.but he made a small progress last night he asked wheres my vegtable.because i just cook them in the meat now.he ate some peas.you have to be tough and complain to his dr. continueously,or they will let him slip through.it took me 5 trips to the dr. to get him tested.the school system just wants those 600s on sols and does'nt care if they get to live a life.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

YES, GET HIM TESTED! My son is now 19 & your story sounds much like mine. Our school district would not test either because of the good grades but I was seeing so much that they didn't. Looking for guidence from our school district was the biggest mistake I made. I knew in my heart from everything I was reading that my son appeared to be high functioning autistic. Finally after 4th grade I went to Akron Childrens hospital to have him evaulated and I was correct. GET HIM TESTED & you most likly can get him on an IEP plan with the school. If you have other school district options, I would really check with other parents and even talk to the administration to see what they can offer your child. Don't wait and do it ASAP!! I still regret not seeking the correct help much sooner!

posted over 6 years ago
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