Took DS to the Pedi for His Post-Autism Eval
posted 22nd Jan
So, back in October, we took DS to have his autism eval. The psychologist and developmental pedi both stated that DS does have autism. So today, we met with his regular pedi (she is a big advocate for special needs children, her adult daughter is autistic). It was really a great meeting. Her nurse came in, and talked to me, she gave me a bunch of resources for DS , and myself. She said it is great we already have him in the school system. She also recommended we register with the Bureau of Developmental Disability Services, it could take several years to get on since there is a waiting list, but she said we should go ahead and do it. She also said that since DS is not potty trained (he is 3) to check with our insurance because sometimes insurance companies will cover the cost of pull ups if the child has special needs. Which, I thought was pretty awesome since those things are expensive! The pedi also said she believes DS is very high functioning , but also has expressive language disorder. I am also thinking about going to a local support group every Thursday night for parents of children with special needs , its at a church really close to me, and they offer childcare during the meetings for $5. Overall, it was a really good meeting!quote
I'm TTC since April '13, have 1 child & live in Kentucky
posted 22nd Jan
Good to hear you had a great appointment! I'm not sure how your state is, but here, in order to get the free diapers they have to be in a size 6diaper or higher. Mainly becaus you get less diapers than smaller diaper sizes.
Going to a support group is going to awesome too! If you have fb and want to PM me, I can link you to a great support group on fb I could never make it to the support meetings here because my SO worked evenings and I never had a way. The group online is always great to have to vent in private whenever you need