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How do you get your child tested for Autism?

Posted by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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My daughter is 4 1/2. She is actually a very bright child. She also has Albinism and NRXN1 deletion which causes autism and a bunch of other psychological disorders. I have the NRXN1 deletion has well, but I am perfectly fine (so I think lol). Anyways, here are her symptoms:

.has anxiety when I leave her just for a second

.she can not retain information such as her ABC's or 123

.she says the most random things that make no since all the time  EX: The peanut has a eye ball mommy

>Even her PPCD teatcher has mentioned this to me several times and she is concerned about it

.she does have good social skills in my opinion (but she finds it difficult to relate to other children, and is extremely controlling when playing)

What are your children symptoms with Autism? Is there different levels of Autism? Just need some advice on how to get her tested as well.Thanks!

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by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:48 PM

 has the school district you live in evaled her for services , if not call the district office and request evals for her thru Early INTERVENTION , THE SOONER THE BETTER

by Amanda on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:50 PM
The school should evaluate her or you can request the pedi to do it.
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by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:51 PM
School district can help you

Or see the pediatrician and then they can referee you to a specialist
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by Silver Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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My son is hfa.. High functioning autism, with Aspergers, anxiety disorder and sensory integration issues. 

He has trouble with chaos; loud noises; textures; transitions ( moving from 1 task to the next.. ) he has some social issues(bossy controlling... Which makes sense since he himself feels out if control) he has some stims ( which are stress relieving activities) like speaking gibberish or perceverating ( saying same phrase over and over)  aside from that, my guy is quirky.. But smart as a whip. Amazing vocabulary, read at 4, (we finished the magic tree house series before kindergarten) can do math at 2nd grade level (hes 6) reads at 4th grade level. Is interested in science and history... So we do science experiments for fun... And read alot about history. 

At 3.5 i noticed my guy was much different then other kids and went to a developmental pediatrician, also a pediatric neurologist, and since have seen 2 other psych drs... It started with early intervention in our state for low muscle tone, late to walk, early to speak, (talked at 10 months, was using full sentances by 2) ... 

by Darby on Jan. 25, 2013 at 6:04 AM

I would recommend having her evaluated by a developmental pediatrician and go from there.  Hugs mama!

by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 8:24 AM

 i have two children with autism and they have never had a problem retaining information it may take them longer to learn but once they've learn the dont lose it.  my boys lack social skills,and have some speech and language delays. there are different levels of autism and your pediatrictian can reffer you to a diagnostic clinic so you can get answers.

by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Here would be my recommendation - have a complete neurological work up with a Pediatric Psychoneurologist. He or She can discover what is going on.  :)  We received more accurate info from him than the school and our pedi.  

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