There are days I feel I’m “beating this” and there are days I feel like “it’s beating” me. The beating now is process of diagnosis and evaluation for services. I have to admit. It’s frustrating!
My youngest son was diagnosed at 2 ½ with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). He was diagnosed at 3 ½ with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He’s struggled since an infant with motor planning issues, speech, auditory and sensory challenges. Everything he has achieved in his life so far is amazing but it has not happened on its own. Early intervention for just about everything; physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists and great educators. He is where he is today for the great people that have taught him well and loved him for who he is. An amazing little person with a kind heart.
We have fought state services, health plan services and school districts. Some we have won and some continue to be a journey. I’ve learned a few lessons along that way I’d like to share. …continue reading