Zacharias will now get help

Let me start by saying I have never heard of this until now. I stumbled across it after reading in an online class I take about a parents child with this disorder and decided to look it up and see what it was. WOW does not describe what I am feeling. Its after midnight and I cant stop reading.

My son just turned six, four days ago. I can not believe that his pediatrician never told me about this. I guess she doesn't even know. She diagnosed him border line autistic. That never fit though. From the day he was born he cried. He never looked at faces. Even all his pictures shows him looking to the sky. We just said he was watching angels. He did not like to be held, or patted, or his back rubbed. He did not speak until he was three, I even let them put tubes in his ears to rule out a hearing problem. WHAT WAS I THINKING?? He does not like change, or kids, or people, or kisses. He still sleeps in the bed with me, wont wear socks. Threw an apple away tonight before bed because after his sister peeled it she washed it and dried it with a paper towel and he refused to touch it. WOW WOW WOW.

I don't know what to do now. Where to go. Who to talk to. Kindergarten is a cry fest every day. I HATE to leave him because he is so scared and I have to do something now to help him. I finally know what is going on. Someone please tell me where to go what to do .... anything! The list above is only a small list of his quirks.

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Dec 04, 2008
Sounds like my daughter...
by: Anonymous

In some ways, it sounds so much like my 4 year old. She still wants to sleep with me or me in her room. She just recently started wiping mine and anyone elses kisses off, she loves to swing and swing and swing at school, and she does this thing where she stands in one spot and will jump and flap her hands when excited, walks in circles (that has slowed down, I actually haven't seen her do this in a while) she doesn't want her sister to have anything she has, etc, etc...

I found out about SPD through her speech therapist when she said the word I was like what is that?, came home did a search, and found this site. Now she hasn't been seem by an OT yet but they did put in a request for her to be seen by one, so I am waiting on that to happen.

I also have an 8 year old Daughter who I feel has it as well. The information that the previous lady posted to you was good information... go through the school first. My daughters do not have the best doctor, and I have been having a hard time with them taking my 8 year olds tonsils out... so my next move is to go through her teacher and ask her what she thinks I should do or go to.

Take Care

Sep 30, 2008
Headed in the right direction
by: Stephanie Whitt

Good job, you made it to this page. Take a deep breath. Sometimes to get the answer needed, I like to think of it as the The Yellow Brick Road. FIND a new DR. He is six years old, so If his DR. says the word Autism, and you don't have about 20 different places to call start with the school.

Have a I .E P. INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN. IF you have not ever had a I.E.P , or know what this means I think you will be ok, when you say this word to a teacher. Don't laugh if she looks at you like ya said a bad word. This is just a meeting & lots & lots of paper work for the school. Any thing you have wanted the school to do for your son but didn't seam to happen, now it will if they have it available,IT IS THE LAW. An I.E.P is set up and your child will get the help needed no, child's I.E.P. will ever be the same. When you do this get any copies of what Zacharias is Diagnosed with this is so you are prepared.

I think now you are off to a good start. You need to call around and find your son Therapy at the I.E.P, and get some O.T.'OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY' SPEECH for starters and other therapy's that are available. DO a Google search in your area. Hope I was some help,Stephanie Whitt,I will keep you in my prayers.

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