This is our introduction!
Childs Name: Evan (Richard)
Current Age:3 turning 4 on April 19th
Age at DX:3
Diagnosis: PDD, Gilliam Autism Spectrum score 95 which is "very likely to have autism" Psychological Evaluation tomorrow 3/31/08. This will determine the specific level of ASD. I would have to admit high HFA may be a future diagnosis. Vineland test was completed indicating a child with a disability. His overall combined average was 63, which any score below 70 is considered intellectually handicapped.
Anything else you want to share:
My Evan is a " tip-toe walker." He avoids eye contact. He also prefers to play alone. He can be self-injurious, and his tantrums are violent. His self-injurious behaviors and such can be related to his dyspraxia. He can only retain knowledge by use of PECS. He is yet to be potty trained. My Evan also has sensitivity to loud noises, and this has been evident since birth, starting with the noise of the vacuum. Evan will line up toys but only if they are of the same exact toy. He has a compulsion with wanting to have 2-3 of the same toys. He recently reverted to sucking his thumb, he never did this as an infant. He refers to his sisters as Evan, which is his own name and he knows his name is Evan but when asked he say dunno; or if you point to him in a picture he will say baby.
Well I think that is enough for now!