No wonder a lot of people don't believe it when a parent says their kid has special needs
I have a kid with special needs. Sensory processing disorder, anxiety, and likely autism but they can't make up their minds. So I'm part of this sensory processing group on facebook. Some of the moms on there are crazy!
"My 1 month old is undiagnosed but I'm sure she has SPD. She is a seeker and will only sleep swaddled while I hold her." Ummm... it's called a newborn!
"My 3 year old is undiagnosed but I know he has SPD. He's always on the go!" Yes, that's a preschooler.
And the real kicker...
"How do I go about getting my baby diagnosed with and therapy for SPD? I know he has it. He's due in 2 months and is always moving. Anytime they do an ultrasound his hands are over his ears. I've never had to deal with special needs before. Help!"
Now I can look back and say my son had signs as a young baby. He did not like being held close or swaddled, he wanted his space. He would SCREAM if he heard the sound of Elmo's voice. He was always very cautious and would not do physical things until he knew he could do it without falling (like walking he walked across the room and fell so he didn't try again for months). But I never even considered getting him a diagnosis at such a young age much less before he was ever born!