Leading up to the Autism Diagnosis
Last school year my son started faking being sick to try to get out of going to PreK and having uncontrollable meltdowns when he did go. Then he began telling us about the kids at school being mean to him. He also started coming home with marks on him that he was not able explain. When I could not get answers from my son or his teacher, I went to the principal who called a meeting with himself, the teacher, the teacher’s assistant, and my son’s speech pathologist.
My husband and I were there to find out what in the heck was happening to our son during the day. Because they recommended it, they knew we were waiting on further evaluations to be scheduled for him. So they were there to tell us we should go ahead and prepare ourselves that the diagnosis from the upcoming evaluations was likely going to be autism. . .
We’ve been pretty quiet about this journey that we started on about this time last year because it’s been so much information and emotion to process, but it’s a little easier to talk about now. This is my latest post on the Oklahoma City Moms Blog. Read the rest of it by clicking here.