Hi all. Firstly as your mod of this board, I am sorry I have let things slip on here. Second, I am going to aim to read more and keep an up todate journal again. (Ok please do not laugh!) I do have a blog that I have been using since stopping here. But this is going to be a journal about Thomas and being the mother to "That Child"
If you want to comment Please use the comments thread, or send me a PM. Please keep the comments off here.
Thomas is now 2 years 8 months (yeah I know time has flown by!) and is 97cms tall. He weighs aroung 15kgs. He is incrediably smart. He likes reading, dancing and singing. He also has a strong intrest in Thomas the tank engin and the wiggles.
Thomas Is highly active and can be incrediably rough. He gets overwhelmed easily and this is where he has violent outbursts. His vioelnt outbursts are usually directed at us. (DH and I). He has very little remorse for his actions.
HE is a boy and he is 2. But this week we have been told this is not the whole reason he is like this. Thomas Has High functioning Aspergers.
That child has a life long disability. So he can't help it. Only we can help how we as parents deal with how he reacts.
So we are on this journey as parents in learning how to parent a child with special needs. To get the help we need to do this and to stay strong in the mean time.
This last week has been a blur of phone calls of trying to work out what to do and where to turn to. It is confusing. I am realising that some of the appointments are incredibly expensive at $200 a visit (minimum.). Wow, just not sure where this is going to come from yet.
There is apparently funding. To get access to this funding, we need this all important letter of diagnosis. This letter is the one that is sent to the GP from the paedrician. My GP's office is still waiting for this!! This the letter I need where ever I go with him. This is the letter that needs to be emailed to one of the schools for early intervention. This is the letter for the states Autism body to get ahold of a special grant and funding and also work out what areas we need to focus on (ie, OT or speech therapy).
In my phone calls this last week though I have felt like I have been hitting a brick wall. At every turn there is a road block or a person who won't return my calls. But today I spoke to a local guidence councellor who overseas the state primary schools. She gave me the most positive response so far. Which to me is awesome.
So for the rest of the week I am going to concentrate on getting all the forms filled in and having that all important letter.