My son will be 3 in december and I always knew he was a special needs baby, I was actually thinking SPD when he was 16 months old. He pedi referred us to a state program that offers speech/developmental therapies and he's been in it since he was 20 months. Almost a year later (they ruled out all other possibilities) and the psychologist that evaluated him ran the MCHAT/CARS test and he scored a 44 (anything under 30 is considered normal) so he has Autism. I'm wondering though, did it take anyone this long to find out? Or longer? Or did you find out sooner? Also what do I do now? He'll be leaving the program when he turns 3, as that's the cut off age.... So we're persuing a school/ school enviroment. Is there anything else I should be doing? Any help/advice is greatly appreciated.
on Nov. 15, 2012 at 4:40 PM