Becca - posted on 07/22/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
Hi I'm new to this forum and really need to talk to others with similar circumstances.
I have a 41/2 year old boy named Charlie. We are currently trying to get an official doctors diagnosis to find out if he is on the spectrum. We waited 6 months for his initial evaluation and it was inconclusive. Now we are waiting 3 more months for further evaluations before we can get a diagnosis. In the mean time the local school system evaluated and tested him (in a months time) and they have concluded that he is autistic. Charlie has been receiving speech therapy since 26 months. He does not fit all the criteria for Autism...so we are thinking either he does not have it or he is PDD-NOS. Ugh it is just so frustrating! The autistic characteristics that he displays are...delayed speech, echolalia, amazing memory, light and sound sensitivity. On the other hand he is overly social, outgoing and enthusiastic about everything! He is very loving and enjoys cuddling and has eye contact. Charlie also displays a special talent...he can hear a song once and then perform it. He has an obsession with top 40 pop music. He loves Lady Gaga, Rhianna, Kesha, Brittney, etc. He sings, claps, stomps & drums the songs all the time! He wants to be on stage and perform more than anything! Look up CharlieStomp (one word) on YouTube, to see him in action. Anyway, I was wondering if there are any other moms out there that have children with similar characteristics? Six months ago it never occurred to me my son might be autistic...I just want to know now so he can receive help without any further delay.