Do you have an older child who has Special Needs? (Vent)
Hi ladies! My name is Amy. I am a 30 yr old mother of two. My beautiful daughter is 26 months old, and my son, the star of this particular post, is 8 1/2 years old. He is diagnosed with PDD-NOS, Intellectual Disability, Epilepsy, and is on medication for ADHD.
A small historyis that he was born pretty early at 27 weeks. He had delayed development from the start. He began having seizures at 11 months old. He didn't sit up until close to 18 months, and didn't walk until around 2 years old. His ADHD "symptoms" (he's not diagnosed yet) were apparent in Preschool (3 1/2-4 yrs old).
Back to the present, we just had a Neuropsych Eval done, and he was newly diagnosed with PDD-NOS & Moderate Intellectual Disability.
Alot of the services we've been waiting to get are hinging on this Eval Diagnoses. I am finding now I am running into "Oh well, they want kids to be diagnosed (with Autism) before their 8th birthday." I am most certainly not going to let these things hinder the help he gets, but it's just really frustrating as a parent. We were on the waitlist for 2 years before we got this eval done, and getting in for the eval appointments in is no walk in the park either!
So I'd love to hear from other moms who have children that have had "long time" issues, but just recently given a diagnoses that "counts" as far as State Services go. Or, even if you can't technically relate, I guess I just need some uplifting advice, suggestions & comments. :-) Thanks ladies.