Originally Posted by mamapoppins
HUGS to all you mamas!!
I've been on MDC for a long time, but am just now posting here. Can we say denial?
I was just about to come and write this!
I'm Bliss - I haven't posted on MDC since Henry, my youngest, weaned nearly a year ago, but since then Jack, my oldest (he will be 4 in November), has been diagnosed - autistic disorder. His doctor definitely believes he is quite high functioning. He was diagnosed in April, and I still feel like we are trying to get our ducks in a row, but he's doing great. Language is one of his most significant delays, though he has always talked, but much of it was in his own language or movie scripts. However, since starting speech therapy in January, he has made HUGE gains in that area. He has also started occupational therapy to deal with some sensory issues, and in this area he seems to actually be having a tougher time right now, but I can't help but wonder if it's because he is having some sensory experiences that, up until now, he was able to avoid (he tends to avoid, rather than seek). In a few weeks, he will start attending a traditional preschool in an inclusion program - he and another little boy with autism will share a facilitator who will attend school with them every day (they are the only two "nontypical" kids out of a class of 14.) I believe he will enjoy the structure...I will miss him (he is going every morning.)
Anyway, glad I finally made it over here.