K. Erin - posted on 02/22/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have been told my several ppl...even strangers that my son reminds them of other children with Asperger's. He has never been diagnosed with anything and was generally tested for autism when he was 2. They didn't want to label him and called him borderline autistic, I don't think that even sounds like a real thing. But, here we are, he is 8 now and in 2nd grade. He is the smartest in his class with the most behavioral problems. Outbursts and threats...I've never seen him freak out like this and am worried. I asked the school special ed dept for a full battery testing and was met with denials, excuses and plain old refusals. We are a low income family and qualify for state health care for our children, but I don't even know if they do this kind of thing. I just want to know what the first few steps are...I know step one is referral from medical doc to an occupational therapist...step two meet with occupational therapist...what in the world is step three...four...five...? If any of you can help me it would be greatly appreciated. I just want to know how to make my child's life fulfilling without medicating...without labeling really. But his teachers are at their wits end and frankly, so am I.