just been told my DS has PDD- what now?
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|Mon, 06-30-2003 - 5:18pm|
My DH and I have just come from a conference with a developmental psychologist who evaluated our DS Alex 3 weeks ago. She said he has PDD-nos, and she explained a little bit about it and gave some good recommendations. But from a practical standpoint, I'm wondering where exactly we go from here? I'm not sure I even understand how PDD fits into the autism spectrum and what the usual interventions are.
Alex is receiving speech and play therapy, and we're checking into special preschool programs now. He's 30 months old. What other resources should we look for? Where do you go for help and support? How do you describe PDD to relatives and friends (both "concerned and educated" folks and "just plain nosy and biased" folks)? What are the best ways to advocate for my kid in this big system? What experiences might be good for my DS to get him ready for preschool and/or get him used to interacting with other kids in groups? What advice do you all have?
I'm sure all those questions have been covered somewhere on this board earlier, but I haven't been on since they changed the formats so I'm a little lost. If I'm in the wrong place and you can redirect me, that would be great. Thanks for listening!