Fighting an uphill battle with the school
My son is 5 and currently goes to head start at our local elementary school. He was officially diagnosed with Autism (high functioning) earlier in the school year and has problems with anxiety, speech, and social interactions. We've been trying to change the classification on his current IEP from speech only to autistic, but the school psychologist keeps saying that Tobi is "too smart to be autistic". I'm so fed up with her! I swear that she doesn't even know what she is talking about! He went to an actual doctor who helped write one of the tests to test for autism when he was diagnosed, so who is she to say something like he's "too smart". I keep complaining to the district and hoping that they'll let someone else make the final decision, but I'm not sure what I should say anymore. I just don't understand why it's so hard to get them to actually get him the help that he deserves.