Brenda - posted on 06/02/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
Well, we officially have our diagnosis for my five year old. Now begins the fun part of trying to get his therapy and support groups going in our area. It is certainly a good thing I didn't have any luck with finding a summer job! So far his Adderal has helped him immensely with his focus. He has actually been able to write in the last two weeks. We're hopeful that we are going to make his future as bright as possible now. Lots of work and patience for mom, but the funny thing is that the reason we didn't notice the issues before is because of the attachment parenting style I have. I already parented to his needs...so I didn't think about how problematic some of his behaviors were, and I could always manage his tantrums. But for AS kids like him it is sometimes going to school that causes it. Now we just have to work with the school for next year. However, the good news is that his teacher used to teach children with Autism, so she already has a lot of experience managing the meltdowns a child like him could have.