Confused mother looking for answers referring to Autism

Doreen - posted on 11/16/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Hi,

So I am really new here and I’m new to the autism world but my brain has been cluttered with confusing information and questions with no direction so I was wondering if I could lean on others to help me through this journey. My second son just turned 3 in October and he is my baby, he has always been attached to me like Velcro. Well since he was an infant I knew that he was different and at times others agreed with me but most other times I have been alone in this battle. I have just now been able to get my son into see a child’s psychologist and begin getting evaluated and everything. Yesterday was our second visit and I am probably more confused than I was at the beginning I was wondering if someone could help me with this?

These past two appointments have basically been where I go in there with my kids, sit down for quite some time answering rather general survey type questions about my son, then the doctor takes my boys into an isolated room he calls the “play room” and watches them interact for a good while, then the doctor comes out and we are all dismissed with no real information, so I was wondering if this was how the process goes or what exactly. I understand something as complicated as autism will take multiple times of interaction to be diagnosed but is it normal for me to leave the appointment feeling like my family is nothing but a group of lab rats under a microscope?

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