After our little fella had received an ASD diagnosis I felt compelled to learn everything I could so that we could understand him more and finally help him to live a less chaotic life! Hmmm! Its really not as easy as that as I discovered whilst trawling the internet for information. There are some great … Continue reading Researching Autism and PDA and feeling lost!
We were lucky enough to get a morning assessment and thank goodness for that because if Ethan had already been tired things would have gone very differently! First was a little play in a room where someone watched and made notes, followed by hearing and sight tests, weight and height checks, speech therapist assessment then … Continue reading Diagnosis Day- Autism, oh ok then!
So continuing on from my previous post.... After several assessment visits from the lovely Sally (early years teacher) she agreed that there was " something there" and agreed to refer Ethan for an assessment at our local specialist paediatric centre. Sally warned us that they may not accept her referral as they prefer them to … Continue reading Paediatric assessment, ADHD? Autism? Bad parenting? Gulp
The scrumptious little fella in the picture above is my Autistic son Ethan, he is 4.5 and was diagnosed with Autism just before his fourth Birthday much to our surprise and here is why..... Ethan has been a handful from the moment he flew into our living room 9 days early, surprising the first midwife … Continue reading A little background….