Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Autism

We had our meeting today at the local public middle school were E and M were evaluated and tested for Autism spectrum issues.

No huge surprises, but here it is officially:

M has High Functioning Autism. If she were to enroll in the local public school, she would do so with an IEP and special services.

E has Asperger's Syndrome. If he were to enroll in the local public school, he would do so with an IEP and special services.

So, now each of the kids who have been evaluated have gotten an Autism Spectrum diagnosis. Our youngest has not been evaluated. I personally don't think she has any actual Autism issues, although I do think she has some sensory integration problems.

This information does not actually change anything, at least not for now. But who knows: We might end up enrolling them in High School. There might be college grant money or scholarship money available to them that was not available before (a parent must think of such mercenary things).

We shall see.

2 comments:

elizabeth said...

My continued love and small prayers.

A mother has to think about $ as well..

Hezra said...

I am about to have to do the same thing for my #4. It's that sort of thing where you KNOW what you know about your kid, but , well, hearing it officially. I am a little nervous. I think you are very brave and a very good mama. You are not alone sweet sister!