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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 1:50pm

Hi everyone! My name is Kim and I am the mother of two beautiful children. My 3 year old ds was just recently diagnosed (finally!!) with PDD. I am relieved to know that I was not going crazy in my own evaluations of him and that a professional has reassured me that every behavioral intervention I have been doing so far is right on target.

A little about ds: I started noticing changes in Tony right around the age of 2, but thought that his anti-social violence towards other kids was just part of the terrible two's and that he was "all boy". A few months after that I was sitting in a class on mild/moderate disabilities and my professor began talking about the different disorders on the autism spectrum. Suddenly a light bulb went on and I knew where to turn to. We received the application to be considered for evaluation on his third birthday and just a week ago it was confirmed. The psychologist said he is borderline asperger's, but because he is so young she was going to label him as PDD-NOS and re-evaluate him around 7 years old to see if Asperger's would be more appropriate then.

Glad to meet some other parents of ASD kids and see what stage of life each of you are at and how you are dealing with the wonderful little quirks and challenges of life. :-)





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Registered: 01-07-2008
In reply to: bratzski
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 8:07am

Welcome to the board! Your DS sounds uncannily like mine at that age. We didn't get a diagnosis til he was 8, by which time it was clear it was Asperger's, so I am glad in your case you have found a sympathetic professional and some support earlier. I am sure it will make all the difference. The biggest relief is in knowing that your mummy instinct was right, and that it's not *your fault* or your parenting. And the more we know, the better we can support our challenging and loveable kids.


There isn't much traffic down here so don't feel unwelcomed if you don't get a lot of replies, and feel free to post at the top, where more people read. There's a lot of support and BTDT stuff here, and anything you are experiencing, positive AND negative, you can pretty much guarantee someone here will have been through something similar.


Kirsty, mum to Euan (11, Aspergers Syndrome) Rohan (7, NT) and Maeve (4, NT)

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Registered: 02-28-2008
In reply to: bratzski
Wed, 08-18-2010 - 4:31pm

Welcome Kim! Glad you found us.

This section of the board doesn't get much traffic as most people don't scroll down far enough to notice it, so feel free to repost in the top section which gets more hits.

This is a place where you can talk about your life on the spectrum and have people 'get it'. It's certainly a bit different, lol.

You're lucky that your DS was diagnosed so early, many people have to wait until their children are older because they are so high functioning. Not all professionals are well versed enough to feel comfortable dx so young. And it seems your instincts on what to do are right on, so you're ahead of the game.

So kick back and make yourself at home. We're a pretty accepting group of ladies.

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson