It's not really surprising, but it still hurts. Then I think of how much help DS is going to get with the aspects of his behaviour that he needs it and I think it's a good thing that we know what we are dealing with now.
We still have over 2 years before he has to start primary school, so I'm hoping this will be enough time to get him ready for main****** schooling.
So now we'll be going through the diagnostic process with the child psych. First appointment this afternoon (without DS).
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19-09-2014 09:02 #21
19-09-2014 09:49 #22
I'm gald you made some progress. It's always going to be a bit of shock to know it's real but it's better to know now and start the early intervention then to find out in a few years time when things have already escalated to such an extent, you feel like you are getting nowhere. All your specialists apart from the paed will be covered by the NDIS too which is a huge relief when you've seen what they all charge.
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19-09-2014 09:58 #23
This is a great outcome
I don't know if it has been explained to you (sorry if you have mentioned this in your thread already) but do you know what diagnostic process the psych will be using? Are there certain tests they will use? I only ask because in most cases funding and support are only available if certain ASD diagnostic tests have been used. The one I am familiar with involves a comprehensive parent/carer interview and then an observation of the child.
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19-09-2014 10:46 #24
The funding will be crucial if DS does get diagnosed, and I have confidence the support networks we have here will ensure this happens. The paed has already talked to us about the NDIS.
DS is attending main****** preschool next year and they are keen for us to get the diagnosis so that they will be able to receive funding too.
19-09-2014 10:57 #25
So glad to read you are getting somewhere. My nephew is ASD and my sister went through a similar thing but the diagnosis was a huge weight off her shoulders as it was something she could now work with. Good luck
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19-09-2014 11:48 #26Member
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I am reading this thread and am really worried. How come there are such troubles to see paediatrician even with referral? I thought with referral one MUST see the patient? Also, why the doctors are refusing to write one in the first place? What they are doing then anyway? I mean what are their competences and line of work? And what of school not wanting to cooperate?
Surely, it is easier to work only with "nice" kids, but that is not the point really...
Hope you guys will have easier way than you expecting and meet some great professionals along!
19-09-2014 14:35 #27Senior Member
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I have a son who was dx with asd at 2. I am so glad you got a dx. its daunting and sad but now with support its amazing the difference it can make. My son is still not high functioning at almost 3 but hes made progress so I can see how important therapy and support is.
I am so glad you got a dx now.
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19-09-2014 16:03 #28
Psych parent interview went fine - lots of very specific questions etc.
Returning in a fortnight for a play assessment.
Psych said I have enough reports to get the ball rolling with the NDIS now for some funding, even if there isn't an official ASD diagnosis at the end of this assessment process.
19-09-2014 17:47 #29
I have two ASD kids. Getting dx and early intervention was the best thing we ever did.
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