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I don't know what to do...

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2012 at 1:23 AM
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Can someone please be kind enough to point me in the right direction?

Almost a year ago my son was diagnosed with high functioning Aspergers, but I don't know what to do about it. I don't know how to get him into therapy for it, and I don't know what is going to happen with him going to school. He is 5, and is supposed to start Kindergarten in August, but he isn't potty trained. We aren't making much progress with that. I've tried so many things, and it gets so frustrating. He is so sensitive, and I would really like a therapist so they can help me to better understand how to interact with him, and all of those things.

Thanks in advanced.

by on Apr. 3, 2012 at 1:23 AM
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dawncs
by Dawn on Apr. 3, 2012 at 1:37 AM
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I know this is both a frustrating and exciting time for you with your firstborn son going into kindergarten next school year and reaching a new milestone in life. I would not worry so much about potty training him fully if it happens it happens. I recommend in writing request an evaluation for Special Education services for him if he is not receiving Special Education preschool. This will entitle him to educational and theraputic services at school for free. There are services for him at your local Easter Seals. Some local YMCAs have an activity program for disabled children. I will include some helpful resources for you: http://www.wrightslaw.com/, http://www.autism-society.org/, http://www.ldonline.org/, http://www.therac.org/, http://www.easterseals.org/, and http://www.specialolympics.org/.

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marisab
by on Apr. 3, 2012 at 3:05 AM
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 even tho hes 5 the best first step is call the local birth to 3 office becaus ehes over 3 they wont be able to do service sthere but can steer u to the right services and help u get an iep for school sop he well get services at school.also see if ur eligivble for ssi.what state are u in?

aidensmomma508
by Wendy on Apr. 3, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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I would call the special ed director for your towns public school to get him an IEP

navyjen
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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 Contact your local school district and speak to the person in charge of special education. Explain to them exactly what you explained here.  If you need help finding the person you can pm me the city and state you live in and I will try and help you out.  Hugs momma.  

B-FigNewton
by on Apr. 3, 2012 at 8:34 PM


Quoting marisab:

 even tho hes 5 the best first step is call the local birth to 3 office becaus ehes over 3 they wont be able to do service sthere but can steer u to the right services and help u get an iep for school sop he well get services at school.also see if ur eligivble for ssi.what state are u in?

I live in Missouri. He already gets SSI because he was born severly premature, and had a bad brain bleed. Thank you for the advice!


B-FigNewton
by on Apr. 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM


Quoting dawncs:

I know this is both a frustrating and exciting time for you with your firstborn son going into kindergarten next school year and reaching a new milestone in life. I would not worry so much about potty training him fully if it happens it happens. I recommend in writing request an evaluation for Special Education services for him if he is not receiving Special Education preschool. This will entitle him to educational and theraputic services at school for free. There are services for him at your local Easter Seals. Some local YMCAs have an activity program for disabled children. I will include some helpful resources for you: http://www.wrightslaw.com/, http://www.autism-society.org/, http://www.ldonline.org/, http://www.therac.org/, http://www.easterseals.org/, and http://www.specialolympics.org/.

Thank you for the kind words, and links!


B-FigNewton
by on Apr. 3, 2012 at 8:37 PM


Quoting aidensmomma508:

I would call the special ed director for your towns public school to get him an IEP

Thank you for the advice! I have emailed someone in our school district that does Special education programs, and waiting to hear back!


B-FigNewton
by on Apr. 3, 2012 at 8:37 PM


Quoting navyjen:

 Contact your local school district and speak to the person in charge of special education. Explain to them exactly what you explained here.  If you need help finding the person you can pm me the city and state you live in and I will try and help you out.  Hugs momma.  

Thank you!! :)


greenmommo
by on Apr. 3, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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I live in Missouri. You will also want to contact Your local regional office of the department of mental health:

http://dmh.mo.gov/dd/facilities/

Will help you locate yours.

Before you get too far into the school process, I would also contact MPACT -an advocacy group for special needs students that can help with every step of the school process:

http://www.ptimpact.org/

Also feel free to message me. At first the process seems so daunting. Mpact's website has a lot of good information.



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kickinit
by on Apr. 3, 2012 at 11:51 PM
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These ladies gave you sound advice.  We are looking forward to hearing what you hear and how your probressing with help for your son.  Good luck and God bless

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