We've been getting Speech, OT, and PT for our 3.5 year old for the last 15 months, while my husband and I were in school in Atlanta. We've recently moved to a very small town because of our jobs, and are finding that there are very few resources available here. Despite all of the information and evaluations I had for him, the pediatrician wouldn't even give me the name of a practice without first seeing my son, so we did that. We've never had a formal diagnosis because we didn't need it with our insurance. We are just now starting to pursue that at the recommendation of a few people we trust. (Everyone of his therapists agreed that he was on the spectrum, just couldn't give a formal medical diagnosis.) It's been an emotional few days for me.
Anyway, the pediatrician diagnosed him as speech delayed, and gave us a reference to a psychologist to get the autism diagnosis. He also called Head Start to get my son enrolled in that. My question is, has anyone else done Head Start? Did it help? What did you think of it?