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    Default Suspected mild asd, what to do.

    I have had at least 10 people tell me they suspect my 3 yr old to have very mild asd, i have just been assuming he was difficult not asd, but with kindy coming up next yr I'm stressing about how he is going to cope socially. How do I get him tested just to be sure? Do I take him to his peed? Gp is their a specialist? If he is not asd or if he is is there anyone that I can hire to kind of Tutor him through his social problems?
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    Paed first, and then depending on where you are you may be given a referral - they will rule out all the medical reasons, hearing etc.

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    Thanks beebs

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    Oh, and also - look up and see if you have a play connect play group in your area, its run through Playgroups Australia and they are for children on the ASD or suspected ASD. I started my LO at one of those groups before we even had seen the Paed and it was such a help, all these other people who know exactly what you are going through and have been through it all before. Great for asking questions and getting advice!

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    Yep i agree, If u dont have a paed, then gp to get ref for paed. Theat will start the ball running.

    Until you do that, dont stress...and probabbblyyy dont google, you will either talk yourself into he def has it, or that theres no possible way if google is involved. But every child on the spectrum is different, and your child needs to be evaluated before you start making yourself sick over the what ifs and the what coulds.

    Goodluck xox.

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    Yes I keep googling it! And I'm thinking he can't possibly be, but it's better to get it checked out then to leave it

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    Yeah google sent me around the bend.

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    I've been googling - it is the worst.

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    I investigated the process with my son (and then didn't proceed).

    But the local options were:

    - go to child health (there is one in indooroopilly) and they can refer to the public developmental paed (when I inquired last year, the wait was about 10 months)

    - get a referral from your GP, and go to a private developmental paed (child health gave me a list - there aren't many in Brisbane). I phoned them all, and at that time, it was a four month wait (but I think it was worsened as it included the Christmas/NY break, so it might be shorter now). I think the consult was $300 or $400, and you get something back from Medicare

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    Ouch ms mummy thats expensive! Is there a reason you decided not to proceed?


 

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