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Son Has Autism And I Found Yesterday He Also Has ADHD.

Son Has Autism And I Found Yesterday He Also Has ADHD.

My son was diagnosed at the age of 1. He had speech and OT for about 6 months then he needed ABA. It then became difficult to take him speech and OT on one side then 30 mins to get to the other side of town for ABA. Then ABA said they were going to offer speech and OT in their facility. We left his speech and OT provider thinking we were good with in ABA. But we waited months promised we would get services nope cut off because my son is on Medicaid. So we were Devastated this ABA provider was… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you yes I am starting to see a lot more children on the spectrum. That’s great about your daughter she’s lucky to have you regardless.

posted 5 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Sounds like your doing everything u can and u shouldn't feel bad. You are a great mom and i really hope your son learns to talk! ♥️

posted 5 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

When you find the right meds to help him he will do amazing. You didn't fail as a parent your awesome. All the best to you.

posted 5 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I lost track of the number of ABA therapists my daughter had. There's a pretty high turnover. I don't know if it's a money issue, boring work, not enough prestige or what.

You shouldn't consider yourself a failure at raising your son. You've tried repeatedly to get him the assistance he requires. It still stuns me how many kids have autism. When I tell someone my daughter has ASD, they will mention a family member who as ASD as well. They may not have the same issues you're dealing with but they know at least something about it. I don't know if staff simply don't care but it could be due to the large numbers, burnout or that fact autism is a long slow road without a lot of dramatic, sudden improvements.

My daughter is verbal but she's in a special ed class and will never get a high school diploma. Maybe worse is that she acts differently than other kids and I've never seen her interact with a non-ASD, non-family kid her age. That's basic stuff for most kids but she's progressing forward at her own speed.

posted 5 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you both for your comments. I appreciate it I know being a parent with a child on the spectrum is a journey I just want me little guy to be happy in life

posted 5 months ago
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