Childs Name (dx'd with ASD): Sara
Current Age: 6
Age at DX: 3, re-evaluated and diag. changed at 5
Diagnosis: initially autism, now aspergers
If the dx is PDD-NOS, What criteria your child did not meet to get a Autistic Disorder/Aspergers Syndrome, etc. dx: she didn't. apparently the school needed another diagnosis for funding.
Other Children/Ages: nond
Anything else you want to share: [color=red] This is a very long story, but basically the gist of it is that her pediatrician at 2 years old wanted me to put my child (who was sitting on the table, quite contentedly I might add) on RITALIN because she believed Sara had ADHD. (Sara didn't like the woman, wouldn't let her touch her. I shared this feeling and changed pediatricians.) A year later there were some problems at daycare and they suggested that I have her screened for some sort of learning disability and/or ADHD because she wouldn't cooperate in the classroom and do her assignments (again, the child is 3 years old at this point.) I agree and take her to have her evaluated. The final diagnosis was autism for educational purposes. They REMOVED her from me without talking to her, took her through a door, closed a door and tried to get her to cooperate with the tests. Now, this is a child with strong attachment issues, so basically she reacted to them taking her away. The pscyologist agreed that this was the case but that a diagnosis was needed and placed her in special ed at school. Sara basically SKYROCKETED academically and socially so I had her re-evaluated this past january. The teacher acknowledged that she knows a lot and is very intelligent, but is manipulative and didn't want to take the tests, therefore they would categorize her as having aspergers syndrome for school purposes. Her IEP has her as being included in a regular class this year (FINALLY) with hope that by the end of the school year she will be permanently in the regular class.
Mommy to Sara 8/30/98
Wife to Scott
Dreaming of a baby boy 4/26/05
Childs Name (dx'd with ASD): Kevin
Current Age: 11
Age at DX: 3
Diagnosis: Aspergers, ADHD, Depression and Anxiety Disorder
If the dx is PDD-NOS, What criteria your child did not meet to get a Autistic Disorder/Aspergers Syndrome, etc. dx: n/a
Other Children/Ages: 13, 8, 6, 4 (and a 10 yr old step son)
Anything else you want to share: My son is presently in a residence for children with mental illness/PDD's where he has been for 8 months. We have recently started weekend visits home, and he is doing so much better!! He is my gift from God
Childs Name (dx'd with ASD): Ryan Julia
Current Age: 3 1/2
Age at DX: 2 1/2
Other Children/Ages: Baby girl on the way!!!
Anything else you want to share: I also have Asperger's, runs in my family. I teach special education, and work primarily with students with ASD.
Childs Name (dx'd with ASD): Corteco
Age at DX: 9 almost 10 ADHD 10 Autism DX (almost 2 weeks ago)
Diagnosis:Autism as primary,which includes problems with his attention and cognitive levels
Other Children/Ages: only child
Anything else you want to share: I wish I would have found out sooner. I always knew he was different than other children, but never thought much about it, until I started working with children of varying ages that I saw that I needed to do something, I knew something was not right but I never knew anything about Autism until I started talking to other parents and I am still learning more everyday.
Mom to 10 yr old son with Autism as primary disability that includes, ADHD, cognitive and sensory disorders.
Childs Name (dx'd with ASD): Aidan Shane
Current Age: 4.5 years old
Age at DX: Not sure really. It's been a looooong ongoing process. We started suspecting Autism when he was around 18 months old.
If the dx is PDD-NOS, What criteria your child did not meet to get a Autistic Disorder/Aspergers Syndrome, etc. dx: I don't know.
Other Children/Ages: Mckenzie 7, Keegan 2, and Brennan 7 weeks.
Anything else you want to share: We recently switched hospitals for Aidan's care and I am much happier now. We had an appt. yesterday and they are making sure Aidan will get ALL the therapy he needs and will be following him very closely the next year. Next month we meet with the psychologist and we will do a new ADOS with him
Despite all the stuggles with Autism, Aidan is an absolute joy. He holds such a special place in my heart. I wouldn't change one single thing about him.
Childs Name (dx'd with ASD): Jarred
Current Age: 4
Age at DX: 3 1/2
Other Children/Ages: Currently pregnant with baby #2
Anything else you want to share: Jarred is currently in special ed preschool. And he's doing pretty good, he's a lot more social. He's actually starting to try to vocalize words, which is a super huge improvement. He can match colors, knows his numbers, tries to count. He's also learning sign language, and picking that up pretty quickly as well.
Childs Name (dx'd with ASD): Nathan
Current Age: 4 years 4months
Age at DX: 18 months
Diagnosis: High functioning Autism
Other Children/Ages: Neena 7 months 3 weeks, and one on the way due in October
Anything else you want to share:
I'm sooo glad I found this board!!
Nathan had language( 10-15 words) and lost all of it at 15 months old. We thought he went deaf. Audiologist said he can hear but get him tested at Regional center. They dx him at 18 months with Autism. He used to hit his head on the ground a lot and phase out, tippy toes, flapping and spinning.
Today (thanks to early intervention) he is speaking. He is reading at a first grade level and is doing simple math. Socially he is does not not understand other people's emotions. He doesn't play with others but likes to do 100 piece puzzles, read everthing, build with Legos. He only eats crunchy items. Loves routine, hates transitions. Currently, he gets behavior therapy in home, private speech, group speech, OT , special day class, socail awareness class. Next year I'm going to have him fully included into a general education Kindergarten with an assistant.
I call him my querky engineer
I am a general ed first grade teacher, inclusionist specialist, reading, specialist, and team teaching coordinator. I have my credential in General and Special ed and my masters is in special education. if anyone has any questions or just want to chat- I'm here for you ( I'll be checking into this site weekly.
Lots of Love-
I stumbled on to this site through a Google search that led me to another section. I'm really glad I found it. I hope I can make some friends here, get some advice and talk about AS with other moms who are in the same boat.
Childs Name (dx'd with ASD): Colin
Current Age: 7 1/2
Age at DX: 4
Other Children/Ages: Connor/3
Anything else you want to share:
Colin also had surgery for Legg-Perthes disease in 2004 with a surgery last week to remove the plate inserted durng original surgery. We are blessed to be in a wonderful school district where he receives PT, OT and a 1x/week session with an AS specialist. Colin is dx as very high functioning so we don't have to deal with some of the behaviors associated with AS, like raging. Although he does have a very low frustration level. My youngest, Connor, just turned 3 last week and is going to preschool for speech therapy.
well since I introduced myself in 2003 for Noah they have since decided he does not have aspergers syndrome because of his social skills and eye contact are too good. BUT my now 3 yr old matty is if not outright autistic is definatly under the spectrum, He has hardly any speech and needs intense speech and OT starting Sept . Aug 2 we get hearing assessed along with the hundreds of other assesments
anyways nice to reaqaint lol
2 gorgeous Boys
Childs Name Richard And Christoper
Current Age: 26 and 24
Age at DX: 9 and 10
Diagnosis: Undiagnosed Syndrome with Autisum
If the dx is PDD-NOS, What criteria your child did not meet to get a Autistic Disorder/Aspergers Syndrome, etc. dx:
Other Children/Ages: Amber 3
Anything else you want to share:
Hi All my two sons Richard and Christopher have other disabilities also but the main one people tend to understand and relate to is Autisum. I could fill a whole page giving backround on my boys but it would take all day. If you want to know more im me