Child on Autism Spectrum, but No Official Diagnosis
My 3-year-old son has had developmental issues since he was born. I brought to his pedi's attention at 15-months old, but they wouldn't do anything till he was at least 18-months-old. Pedi put him in Speech Therapy and that was it. He ended up in Speech Therapy, Developmental Therapy, and Physical Therapy. As the parent, I did the Autism CheckList at my son's 18-month and 2-year appts. The pedi didn't seem concerned with my answers at that time. In September 2012, we finally got into the Development Center at our local Children's Hospital. They diagnosed my son with Apraxia of Speech, but also said he's on the Autism Spectrum but not "high enough to diagnose". We are now in January and I'm fighting for a full diagnosis. We go to a PhD tomorrow morning for the "Parent Appt" before the testing begins. I've been at my wits end for years now and just want more answers. Hopefully we'll have a diagnosis this go-round.