Google was my best friend. It meant that I knew what was going on way before anyone else, has helped me with techniques to help him understand our world more (sensory processing stuff) and the likes. $400 is standard for a developmental paediatrician.. We waited 4 months but the wait with public is over 2 years in our Area. The sooner and younger they are when they get therapies the better though :-) Make a list of any strange behaviour your child has.. Keep making that list up and until your paed appointment and take it with you :-)
PS my son finally received Aspergers Dx 4 weeks ago. We've known it all along, and has been in St, pt, and OT since he was 12 months for various issues.. But it is great to get the dx as that means he can now continue on with therapy next year and we have the funding package to help pay for it. Without that funding we would be paying out hundreds a week next year (once they turn 5 public therapy service is dropped) but more likely.. He would not have received as much therapy as he needs without the funding.
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