Is it even possible to provide the amount of therapy the diagnosis advises?
My 4.5 year old was "officially" diagnosed last week and when I read the psychological assessment and a recommendation of a minimum of 25 hours a week of ABA, OT and Speech I panic.. I've spent a week calling clinics, therapy places and have gotten no where near even getting him an appointment for an evaluation. The thought of not being able to give him what he needs kills me but how long does it take!!! I just started the process with the school district and have many meetings setup and an IEP fo rmid April but that could mean no therapy till May! My son at 18 months did Speech and OT for delays untl 3 and then he tested "normal" I had mentioned autism concerns but was told over and over again that " they didn't see that for him" and I didn't want to see it in him either. Well it's obvious now so I'm in full focus of trying to get him help but it is a maze! Everyone is nice as can be but too booked. I never knew how prevalent autism is until now. I'm hoping I can read and learn about ABA and if I have to try to do it myself as long as there is no way I could harm him?