My son got Non-spectrum and dx with Dyspraxia because he can point and smile
The lady that I talked to when I got the results does not seem to believe he ever struggled with anything. I gave them as much background as I could (even though they never really asked how he was as a baby aside from stupid generic answer sheet which I thought was strange) so they obviously knew I really thought he was Autistic so in BOLD writint they write WESLEY DOES NOT MEET ALL THE CRITERIA FOR A DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISM which I found kinda rude and of course I took it personally as if they were thinking I was a crazy mom or something. Then the lady smiles as she circles his score and repeats he is nonspectrum, then she randomly says, while I am telling her why I thought he was, again that he is NOT... AUTISTIC very slowly with a large grin. Now, I have recently been diagnosed with ASD and it was really hard to talk to that lady, she even had the nerve to tell me to look at her when she was talking, sorry i cant understand people when i look at them. I cant really read people so I dont know if they were only stating the facts or if they were trying to get me to see I was wrong because I felt the way they wrote the paper was kind of an attack. She also went out of her way to tell me things he was doing as we were sitting in the room that she said Autistic children would "Never" do. I quote Never because she said Never. He was climing the counter for bubbles, he was happy and kept saying "bubbles, bubbles" I told him if he wanted bubbles he had to ask the lady. She came in and he asked "Can i have the bubbles please" and he pointed to the counter. Then she said, "See, something like that an Autistic child would never do". I told her I have worked on him with his language since he was a baby and I have taught him how to ask and what to say. She told me that you can not teach an autistic child that. She said pointing can not be taught either. He did not start pointing till he was a few months to his 2nd birthday. She does not believe me because he can do it now.I do not think I "taught" him to point, I do not believe her that Autistic children can not ask for things or point. I know the DSM-V says thats a deal breaker but I was wondering how other parents thought of what this lady has said. Do you agree? Does your child do any of what my son did? Did they learn it through therapy or by you if they did not have it before? She said he was to responsive to everything even though the papers she wrote on him are contradictory and he met the 30 score cut off but for some reason changed it to a 28.5 in front of me. I am a bit confused because her report says oposite things and then the score sheet is not marked where she clearly states he had issues. He was diagnosed with Dyspraxia but I did not find that out till I got in my car to read the report. So why did I feel she was more interested with telling me he was not autistic then telling me what they did find? So she says after all of it that he is boarderline and needs to be watched. He has the repetative play and obsessions and social difficutly but its not severe enough so she wants to re evaluate him in 9 months. She wants me to put him in school to see how he does with the high demands and the social atmosphere. I wonder though, if he can do all this now wont he still be doing it later? The DSM-V apparently wont allow them to be to social or point so what is watching him and re-evaluating him going to do if no matter what age you are, you still have to follow those guidlines? I wonder how I even got the DX when I can point and have a conversation. I am really confused so if anyone has been through this please let me know your experiences. I do not mind if he is not autistic, I am just curious on how he can meet everything and not meet it at the same time etc.