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Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56008 posts
17th Aug '12
Quoting Rain (aka Mama):" <3 I wouldn't worry about it too much. If she is on the spectrum, I'm sure its mild. Serena's been ... [snip!] ... No official diagnosis yet either. Besides, like someone else said, it's just a word. Austistic kids are smart and amazing too."


Thanks hun. I know it's not the end of the world. I just need a bit of time to process

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
17th Aug '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" Thanks hun. I know it's not the end of the world. I just need a bit of time to process"


Understandably.



You know I'm around if you need someone to talk things over with.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
17th Aug '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" Cora had her OT and psych eval today. I was expecting they would say that she needs a bit of extra help ... [snip!] ... don't even know what to do. This weekend will be spent researching and looking at the different options and therapies."


I have 2 children w/ASD. 1 has Aspergers & the other has pdd-nos(nvld)....they are both very smart but have varying degrees of socail , sensory issue, & reasoning issues. The spectrum is so vast that your best bet is to hold off on anything besides ''general'' research untill u get indepth testing done.

S@r@h Mississippi 515 posts
17th Aug '12

My son has autism and is almost 3. He is moderate to high functioning. When i found out he may have it it broke my heart and i seriously cried harder than i ever hve in my life but i soon realized he is the same child either way. No disgnoses is going to change them. They are the way they are. It is hard my child is mostly non verbal but it gets easier. Good luck just remember a disgnoses wont change anything it will just help your child get what they need.

Fuzzball's Mumster 1 child; London, United Kingdom 1793 posts
18th Aug '12

i know t seems daunting but it something that u deal with am 20 years old and autistic i struggle wth certain things like crowds! so i have a son who almost 11 months am engaged im currently setting up a WAHM buisness until next august when i will return to college to complete the final year and a half in my veternary study. autism doesnt stop you being who u want to just make thing a bit harder but anythng possible

Mrs cree Due November 23; 33 kids; Ontario 1907 posts
18th Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" Cora had her OT and psych eval today. I was expecting they would say that she needs a bit of extra help ... [snip!] ... don't even know what to do. This weekend will be spent researching and looking at the different options and therapies."</blockquote>



Oh honey I know autism is a very scary word but one that is really thrown around lately you can have autism and be extremely smart get a second and third opinion I work with developmentally delayed adults don't freak it's not a death sentence there are many different levels of autism and try and stay off the Internet they mostly show worst case senerios good luck hope everything works out for you and your little one

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56008 posts
18th Aug '12

Thanks everyone. It's nice to see so much support and positivity.

Beth~N~Lizzie 1 child; Winter Haven, Florida 2755 posts
18th Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" Thanks everyone. It's nice to see so much support and positivity."</blockquote>



I was upset when my daughter was first diagnosed 8 yrs ago. But I had kinda sensed something wrong before diagnosis. So I researched it and found Autism. I didn't say it out loud until I took her in to see her pediatrician. Once explained what I was seeing, he brought up Autism. So we started the testing, and had a diagnosis within 6 months. It broke my heart. But I knew my baby girl would not let it keep her down. There are times when itbecomew overwhelming. I just take a step back,and breathe. My baby girl is extremely loving, and loves to be kissed and hugged from me!