My husband and I took out three year old son to have his tesing update. He is moving out of the birth to three year old program to the public school system. The people there were so blunt that it was hard to listen past the opening... "you are not going to like what I have to say." Also, they commented on how he has made no improvements. That made me feel like his life from the age of two to three meant nothing. We had a lot of problems with the program coordinator we had, and had to change to another one. Our son qualifies for everything now and we were informed he has a significant delay and we should see a specialist. Which we have an appt for. Anyway, he has a lot of sensory stuff and attention stuff going on. He will be going to preschool (first time) this fall in the PM for 5 days a week and will receive all his services there(the AM class was full). We still have to attend an IEP meeting soon. I need helpAnswer Question
Do you have to send him to that public school. Maybe you can request a variance and send him to a different school......
Answer by sherribeare at 6:05 PM on Aug. 6, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:08 PM on Aug. 6, 2010
First off you are not alone. Second my son has mild autism and is on regular school. Going into the third grade. My son is a year behind in reading and writing. He also has a lisp. Don't give up and keep working with him. The more that you work with him. The better off he will be. Don't get discouraged by what they said to you. Are you in any autism groups here on Cafemom? I'm in one and it kicks butt! I'll send you a link for the group. There are mama's in there that are going through or have went through what you are right now.
I'm here if you need to talk. Just P.M. me
Answer by elly25 at 6:09 PM on Aug. 6, 2010
My son also has sensory issues. No loud sounds and chewing. He used to wash his hands all the time too. He only eats certain foods.
Go to the classes with him and be his voice. You can do it and so can he.
Answer by elly25 at 6:11 PM on Aug. 6, 2010
I have been in the same boat! Speak up and make sure you are heard. If you have any specific questions, PM me and I'll be glad to try to help out. I have a 16 years old son with autism.
Answer by Cindy18 at 6:12 PM on Aug. 6, 2010
Answer by elly25 at 6:14 PM on Aug. 6, 2010
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Answer by Sonnut at 9:59 PM on Aug. 6, 2010