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Autism - Support Across the Spectrum Autism - Support Across the Spectrum

Anyone think your child is NOT Autistic?

Posted by on Nov. 7, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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I'm referring to people in your child's life that work with him/her...teachers, aides, therapists, doctors, nurses, etc.?  Have you ever encountered one that didn't think your child had ASD?

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MistyMoo
by Bronze Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM
My pedi doesn't agree with the diagnosis. Then again, neither do I, but neither of us are pushing for reassessment because he had all of the supports he needs and IF he were to have another assessment and it's find he doesn't, he'd probably lose all of those supports..
iggy297007
by Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM

yes teachers and one therapist told me she didnt think he was asd

ineedcoffeemom
by Brittaney on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:08 PM

My daughter's speech therapist was surprised the dr gave her a diagnosis before she turned 3 but he didn't disagree. The only medical people we've encountered since the dx was the audiologist and the way my daughter fought that, I bet she agreed, lol. But it'll be interesting to see if any qualified individuals question it. Her regular pedi last year said she wasn't worried about autism because she could catch my daughter's gaze, but after the speech eval she changed her tune. 

MomOfOneCoolKid
by Gold Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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I think everyone who works w/ Gabe thinks he is on the spectrum.

Some think his autistic traits will be there forever; some think he will outgrow them. All agree on the plan and treatment which is the most important part.

rhiannonaisling
by Melanie on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM

The teacher, and the new psychiatrist (who met ds after 6 years of ABA and other therapies). The teacher came around when we explained all the stuff she doesn't see because he loves school and the behaviors that are under control and modified...my son doesn't make eye contact but he does mimic it well enough, most of the time, that almost no one notices it...including the new psychiatrist...he was diagnosed by three different psychiatrists at the nlacrc and then by the dr's approved by ssi so we know he is. No one else doubts it at all.

emarin77
by Silver Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:17 PM

My son's neurologist didn't think he had Autism but then he referred us to a child pschologist that did diagnose him.

jowen905
by Jan on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:45 PM

ASD diagnosis:  Psychiatrist said yes, OT therapists said no, neurologist said no, psychologist/ASD evaluator said no, language specialist said yes, pediatrician not sure.  Both grandmothers say no!  I say yes.  lol - and I do laugh out loud about it or else I'd cry!

lady-J-Rock
by Bronze Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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No.They all agree on his diagnosis.
N.Carter2001
by Bronze Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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No they all know Jacob has autism.

TheLadyAmalthea
by Bronze Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 2:14 PM

No. I have never had that happen. But then again, my son's autism is very obvious.

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