Stacey with Sam and Jay (our story)

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Stacey with Sam and Jay (our story)
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 2:46pm
I'm Stacey (36) mom to 5 boys. My youngest two have special needs. Sam is 4 years old and has gross motor, fine motor, and speech delays (most likely apraxia though not formally dx) Sam is my youngest and my only laid-back easy going kiddo! He's an absolute delight! Jay is 5 years old and arrived in our family through adoption at age 25 months. Right away we knew something "wasn't right" with Jay and started in the early intervention system. At 5 Jay is still significantly delayed in all areas. Jay's IQ is currently estimated at 47 which means moderate retardation. His psychiatrist also strongly suspects PDD. Life with Jay is quite challenging as he has significant behavioral issues along with his delays. This is a new road for us and we are learning as we travel it. Both boys currently attend a special needs preschool program.