Chris - posted on 11/08/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 12 year old was misdiagnosed for years until late last year we have been told ADHD or PDD. Many well meaning family and friends have even told me the only thing wrong with my son was I didn't have a strong enough hand with him. Emagine how vindicated I feel now. But I also feel a bit like I have been thrown into the deep end of the pool with no idea how to swim. I try very hard to be my son's advocate at school but I'm unsure of what I should be asking for. They tell.me he doesn't have melt downs at school, but then they say he's disruptive in class. Elijah is 12 and as he's gotten older the melt downs are smaller and we have learned together how to manage them somewhat. But my biggest concern is school he fights going vomits every morning only on school days. I do have him on medication because he asks for it, he says he can't function with out it. He's on quillivant and he takes zoloft . He understands the other kids think he's werd and don't like him this upsets him greatly. I guess my question is does anyone have ideas on how to help him with his socializing and how to help him or the teachers to know what to do to help with his disruption in class I think he just makes noises. He's not good at changing from one activity to another, but that's normal with aspies . I'm also wondering if a service dog would be helpful in soothing him in some of these situations. Thanks for listening.