by William cain
Austin is seven years old boy and was diagnosed at 5 years old as being severely autistic.before that we went to several dr's to find out what was wrong with our child.The whole time we were looking for the right dr to diagnose him correctly.we went from being adhd.to being pdd-nos to finally being diagnosed with late onset autism which ended up being a high functioning autism.wel to say the least we were a little skeptical on the diagnosis of Austin besides who could blame us for being skeptical about his diagnosis we saw three different specialist and had gotten three different diagnosis so who could blame us for being skeptical.
So when we got the last diagnosis that Austin was definitely autistic, During that same year we mad a transition and moved from Georgia to Michigan were Austin was enrolled into kindergarten and from the start we knew we were gonna have serious problems with him. Austin was disruptive and could not focus or stay on task he could not do the work that was giving to him.. his kindergarten teacher at the first half of the school year recommended a pediatrician who specialized in diagnosing children with autism and adhd and recommended us to the dr.
So we took Austin to see the specialist and the dr had agreed with the diagnosis of autism she also recommended us to
another dr who specialized in autism and adhd, So let me say this in the 2 1/2 years of trying to find the right diagnosis and wouldn't you know it,it was the very last Dr we saw. The dr said that Austin has all the sign of having sensory processing disorder and recommended that we get him right into sensory therapy and i gotta say the difference in him is remarkable with the right medications and therapy he is a happy little 7 year old.
This website is dedicated educating parents as well as adults who suffer or have children who suffer from this debilitating disorder.When i 1st found this website i was skeptical but then i kept reading and my son Austin fell into all the categories and i can say without a doubt that after 2 1/2 years of looking for a correct diagnosis i am convinced without a shadow of a doubt that my son has sensory processing disorder.
the hardest thing about being a parent is knowing there is something wrong with your child and you are helpless because we as parents do not understand or know what this child is going through and there is nothing we can do to ease the pain they go through but with websites like this that are dedicated to the education of parents and adults with this disorder gotta say thank you..