My 14 year old son recently screened positive for being on the autism spectrum disorder, we are still going through the process of getting an "official" diagnosis. They are thinking he has aspbergers. He also had tourettes, ADHD, and some OCD tendencies. Normally I can deal with him ok, but right now I'm ready to pull my hair out. He argues about everything, things have to be just right, being able to transition from one task to another is non existent (ie hes organizing the books on his shelf, I need him to stop doing that and put his coat on because we have to leave... major melt/shut downs occur and go on for hours at a time.) I literally have to choke back the screams I feel rising up in me. I feel like the worlds worst mother. He sees a therapist, we do family therapy, he has a case manager, a care attendant, med management, sees the school social worker, Guidence counsler, and school psychologist. He has an IEP in place, and has an SED waiver. I just don't know what else to do. He is such a great kid, funny, smart, kind. Any and all advice is wanted.
on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:58 PM