So... I am not alone.

(Colorado Springs )

So why won't anyone take her diagnosis seriously? Why won't people stop touching her? Why won't anyone respect my wishes when it comes to my little girl? I have been through so much to protect her from people who think I am crazy and say I just won't discipline her. She has been seen by the top Autism experts in 3 states. Her teachers still won't follow her sensory diet and are complaining about her unfinished homework. She is 5 years old.

This is crazy. She can hold herself together at school, but falls apart when she gets to me. This poor kid.

Her father does not believe the experts either and I have had to take it to court.

There is no OT in my area that understands this type of situation, or has experience with it. I am at a loss. I have this little girl to keep safe and to teach, and no real way to do it.

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Jan 26, 2011
Be strong
by: paulette etcheberry

Dear you:
I feel so much your pain but I understand the world we live in its about molds, and discipline and even generalizing parenthood as if we were given a manual on how to be mom. Listen, get some books and start learning about your daughter,The out of sync child, raising your spirited kids, whatever gives you clarity. Her Brain is still malleable, meaning she is five so you have hope. What are her symptoms? is she autistic, asperger or has sensory disorder? you need to work with the right doctors and yes, that means research and pulling her out of that school. Why? well because you are wasting your time. She is in your hands and if your husband wants to play the Ostrich on the hole... talk to his family and his lack of support, but first is your daughter and her well being. There are sites like this one in which you can find the right tools and support to treat your little princess so please, don't give up! I wish you all the best of lucks

Jan 26, 2011
You Are Her Mom
by: Anonymous

You mention all that you have done, which is a tremendous undertaking, but you don't mention her diagnosis, the severity, or the exact things that are bothering her. You are her mom, if it doesn't feel right, don't let them do it. There are other schools, you may have to move to accomplish what you need for your child. It's in your and God's hands.

As far as OT, and since you have none by you, you will have to be her OT instructor. Take her for an assessment and explain to them your predictament, a lot of time they will lay out a schedule for you to do at home, there are so many different things you can do at home that will help at inexpensive costs. You can do therapy at home and go in for evaluations every so often. If a company isn't willing to do this, they are not worried about your child, only money.

I wish you well with her father, we are fortunate our family and friends. It wasn't like that at first, but they did come around. You have to be prepared that no one will be you, you are her mom.

God Bless

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