The Dr. is through Stonybrook hospital. You prob know where that is, Emmeline. I didn't get to read your thread, but I would like to try and find it.
After arguing with the Dr. for 15 minutes, she finally made known that DS has many ADHD issues and gave us the number to a psychologist. But this was after me breaking down and crying.
When I asked her why she didn't tell us that initially, or refer us to a psych originally, she said that the treatment is the same whether they are diagnosed or not. And she said the treatment is behavior modification. So basically, more discipline is the treatment for ADHD?
She did not do an M-CHAT, but with much compelling by me - looked at his school evaluation forms. She said - Oh he passed the ADOS. He's fine - and that was that! She didn't read the page where it says "he passes the intellectual part of the ADOS, but did not do well on the Social part."
I just wonder how long it is going to take to get DS help.