Son was just diagnosed today & new to group...
Today I took my 4 year old to his family doctor because I knew in my heart he was having â€˜issues'. I knew it wasn't just he was behind or he was a late bloomer but it was something else and I was right. Told his doctor everything that was going on with him and he looked at me and said he has Asperger's syndrome. It wasn't a slap in the face because I had a feeling that's what his diagnosis would be.
There are two major hospitals in my area that deal with the testing but his doctor said Hershey medical had a 3 year waiting list and Geisinger hospital had a 2.5 year waiting list. He suggested his office would help me in finding a behavior therapist to come to the house or another option of taking my son to a special school to start getting him help while he's on a waiting list but wasn't sure how long that would take. 2-3 years is a long wait and since I'm knew to this all I feel I'm lost. The doctor said to read up online to see what I can find and get a better grasp of it all but Lordy it's a lot to take in I think I just get more overwhelmed.
So, my question is..where do I start with trying to get him some kind of help on my own? I'm looking for any advice or suggestions I can find. Much appreciated to any and all.
EDIT...I found a few posts after posting this for help but I'll still take any advice I can get!