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Question for Parents of Autistic Kids

Posted by on May. 4, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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When did they get evaluated and diagnosed with it? My ds (4) is in pre-k through the local school and we just had our IEP meeting. He has speech delays and very bad social anxiety. I asked the teacher if she thinks anything else could be going on because i think there's more to it than just that. She said at the beginning of next year she can have him evaluated for Autism because that is what she's thinking. So my main question is if anyones child got diagnosed later on where did you take them to get evalutated? I dont want to wait 3 more months when i can be doing something now if i need to be. TIA

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mommy03021207
by on May. 4, 2012 at 5:21 PM

BUMP!!

MrCruzito
by on May. 4, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Umm the teacher is SEVERELY!  Misinformed.  Kids are tested for autism ANY TIME.  As early as a month old if they dont make eye contact!  My son was tested at 2 because he wasn't talking yet.  Turns out he was just a really late talker (and now I cant shut him up), but the point is, I was concerned and we had him tested.  First they tested his hearing and the hearing doctor said it was perfect and he was prolly autistic, so that was the next test.  Turns out they were wrong, but still...point is, ANY AGE.  The sooner you get a yes or no the better. 

mommy03021207
by on May. 4, 2012 at 5:38 PM
Thanks, im going to call his pedi on monday. His hearing has been tested and was good so thats not the problem. Hes not in the mainstream class and wont talk or play with any kids, wont look the teachers in the face unless they turn his face to them. Idk I just want answers

Quoting MrCruzito:

Umm the teacher is SEVERELY!  Misinformed.  Kids are tested for autism ANY TIME.  As early as a month old if they dont make eye contact!  My son was tested at 2 because he wasn't talking yet.  Turns out he was just a really late talker (and now I cant shut him up), but the point is, I was concerned and we had him tested.  First they tested his hearing and the hearing doctor said it was perfect and he was prolly autistic, so that was the next test.  Turns out they were wrong, but still...point is, ANY AGE.  The sooner you get a yes or no the better. 

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acrogodess
by Lissette on May. 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM
Have your pediatrician give you a referral to a behavioral specialist. My DS didn't get diagnosed on the spectrum until he was in 3rd grade at 9. He is very high functioning.
JP-StrongForTwo
by on May. 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM

it can be diagnosed at any time. my duaghter was 5. my cousin was 2 because he was non verbal at the time (he isnt anymore thankfully) 

a lot of the time, it is severity that plays a part in when it is noticed and tested. more severe autism will be seen much sooner than higher functioning, which is usually found in daycare or in school, closer to the age of 3-6

carterscutie85
by *Shanny's Stalker* on May. 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM

My son was tested/diagnosed just after he turned 2 but we had noticed delays/symptoms, etc around 15 months.

carterscutie85
by *Shanny's Stalker* on May. 4, 2012 at 5:45 PM

OP: This is a really great group to get support in.

http://www.cafemom.com/group/112775?ct=live_search

Jamie1972
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2012 at 5:46 PM
My son was dx with pdd-nos at 7 yrs old. And i did the test to shut my mom up. for 3 yts she kept on me to get him trsted. I was in denial honestly. He had speech& developmental delays he also has learning disability and a low iq..
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GreenEyePixie
by Ruby Member on May. 4, 2012 at 5:47 PM
Mine started testing at a few months after 3. He was just diagnosed April 1st. He will be 4 in July.
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mommy03021207
by on May. 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM
1 mom liked this
Thanks, I will check it out

Quoting carterscutie85:

OP: This is a really great group to get support in.

http://www.cafemom.com/group/112775?ct=live_search

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