Tina - posted on 08/18/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )
Hi- mostly I need to vent, and I really could use any helpful advice.... I feel so frustrated with this whole situation. I adopted my daughter when she was 4, they said the had "global developmental delays". She has a lot of physical problems and has had 10 surgeries in the past nearly 7 years... so she has seen a LOT of drs. We have also seen 2 Psychologists, a Psychiatrist and a counselor in this time... not ONE of them ever said to have her tested for autism. Actually, one of the psychologists told me that she couldn't be autistic because she liked to be held. So, now at 10 and nearly 80 lbs. I have a child who gets aggressive, melts down, has OCD is TOTALLY socially inappropriate and is big enough to hurt someone. I guess I just feel if we had this diagnoses years ago, and had help from people who know more about managing this maybe we wouldn't be at this point. Nothing works! discipline/punishment/rewards..... Has anyone been here with an older child? Does it get better?