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Posted: 23 September 2009 at 11:29pm | IP Logged
No, I really do appreciate the advice! Thanks a lot! Smile
 
My mother has tried to get the school to evaluated him, and they did. It was not a good one though because all they said was, "He has ADD." ADD is really the surface of the problem though. I have told her serveral times even in Kentucky to go to psychiatrist and get him tested. Money is an issue, but I think a bigger issue is she's worried about how it will affect my brother. It's hard enough knowing you're not performing as well as your peers, and it's even harder when you don't know why.
 
I even tried telling her to go to child psychologist or his pediatrician. I'll mention what you said here about your pediatrician because that might give her more confidence. Plus it might not affect my brother that badly because he knows that everyone goes to the doctor's for a check up.

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Hi Mahi, Swaps and Varsha.......................
 
Sorry, I just logged into this thread and I was surprised to see it gone into 5 pages.  Nice going. 
Regarding speech, ........ I'll write about it tonight.  Something needs attention right now.....School work y'know... Ouch Actually it never ends. Wink  Will be back.

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Looking forward to it Skep :).

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Thanks for the input, Swapna. I will see what we can do. His eval is next week; at least that should be covered...

Tulip, That has to be so hard for your mom. When I see the kids who have autism plus ADD, I feel so much for the parents as well as the children. Heart It's appalling that we still have to fight so hard to get services, though I suppose, with autism on the rise, insurance companies must be stunned by the costs of treatment too, plus these are longterm treatments in many cases, so the monetary burden is endless.

There are days when I brood too much, and wonder how we are going to live like this for years to come. But I try to snap out of it and see that he is basically a happy kid who makes sense of things in his own way. His cute little personality is why we are doing all this.

Mahika.

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Posted: 24 September 2009 at 3:17pm | IP Logged
Thank, Mahika for the sweet words!
Actually, I might have misspoken, but my brother doesn't have autism. Smile It must be really hard for those parents that do have such children though! Disapprove

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Oh sorry, doh, my bad. EmbarrassedEmbarrassed

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No, it's really okay....LOL

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The whole 'trying to pretend that Antara is normal' thing has been so grating. As these kids get older, it becomes so obvious that they are not the same as others. So what is the point of even going there?

One thing I have noticed in real life with people's reactions, is--they are very quick to latch onto something my son does, and exclaim, "There! He looked at me, or he smiled when I waved, so he cannot be autistic." I used to wonder why they were so invested in there not being a label on him. Then I realised--a) they feel there is a stigma, so they are trying to reassure me he is normal; and b) they are showing that they have certain misconceptions of autism, and their eagerness to find normalcy in him shows me that they don't fully grasp that there is a spectrum of symptoms. Also, they must be under the impression that these kids are screaming and carrying on all day long. So it's sort of a mirror of their own lack of exposure.

I know they mean well, so I try not to go Confused, but it gets tiresome to hear the same tired theories recycled over and over. We live with it every day; don't you think maybe we have developed some instincts about what works? Or maybe we look too dumb?? Heh heh.

I kinda prefer the people who offer prayers or suggest what yagnas we can do. At least they come across as non-judging, and aware of our need for higher guidance.

Mahika.

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