<blockquote><b>Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:</b>" Oh, my son was diagnosed at 3 after having 3 different assessment/evaluations. He appears deaf at ... [snip!] ... - 2 years. So he'll be 5 next year but operates around that of a 3 year old. He was having bouts of self harm when frustrated."</blockquote>
This is my son, and we've been going through the assessment phase for over a year. My son seems to be like a different child when we go to his appointments. We've only had one "real Craig" assessment, where he is acting as the child I look after every day. It makes it hard, the clinical psych said last week at our first appointment with him that he "wouldn't support an autism diagnosis for him -_-
He had no eye contact until a few months ago, no speech until a few months ago, he's obsessive, his clothes irritate him, he's constantly naked, always putting stuff in his mouth (non edible) hes repetitive with his language (cue to drive anyone crazy), he has a lot of mumbo jumbo between words, he speaks in a weird tone, he jumps off furniture crashing to the ground over and over, he feels cold when its hot and hot when its cold. He says that rough things "feel nice". He barely feels pain unless blood is accompanying it. He's very aggressive and nearly always angry. Constantly hurting his brother or the dog.
There's a hell of a lot more, but who remembers this stuff when they are actually trying to recall it? Lol