Wow! I had no idea that this is how they collected the data on autism stats

Discussion in 'Parenting News' started by TerryJ2, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

  2. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I actually always felt that higher functioning autism was usually diagnosed at an older age when it became more obvious. When my son, for example, was in kindergarten it didn't look as if he had social problems. All the kids LOVED his energy and would run around with him and laugh when he laughed.

    When he had to have relationships based on give-and-take conversations and issues that included more than his obsessions, he stopped having friends. He was eleven before getting the diagnosis. that we knew he had always had. But the professionals needed absolute proof before they'd give him the diagnosis so we had to struggle to push for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) interventions without a diagnosis. Not fun!!!