Need good, solid advice & reassurance...oh and hi!
Hi, my name is Amy. I am a proud mother of two beautiful children. My daughter is 27 months old. My son, the star of this particular show, is 8 1/2 and just diagnosed with PDD-NOS in the last few months. I am finding I may run into some red tape because my son is older and just diagnosed. The local Autism Society in our area doesn't provide services to older children. Hmph!
I think the severity of his "symptoms" may help us along the way. The test used in his Psych Eval showed that he overqualified in the Autistic Behavior category. :) Plus, he also has a Moderate Intellectual Disability.
He's had Special Needs from day one and has been getting SSI for as long as I can remember. He also has an IEP going back to Preschool. So it's not like I am new to this. :)
But as much as I know alot about Autism, I don't know anything about being an advocate & NEED him to get any and all services that are available. Right now, my main focus being on a state Waiver & Respite Care.
Any of you ladies able to give me some insight, advice, suggestions on how to go about this? We live in Wisconsin. :-)