my son doesn't have Autism.
it's great news that comes with a different burden.
Mason does have:
1- Sensory Integration disorder
-he will have a full screening done next week to see how affected he is.
2. Probable Oppositional Defiant Disorder
-they say he has it, but too young to label him with it.
3. Probable Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
-they say Mason has this, especially with the severity of his symptoms at age 2. However we have to decide whether we would like this label now or wait?
Mason has alot of the symptoms of Autism...
but is able to fully function when he would like/is able to.
The reason he can have similar symptoms of Autism is due to the severity of his SID.
Mason will need the same therapy as a child with Autism...
it just won't be funded.
Therefore he will not be receiving it...
at this point.
I will have to start begging everywhere for funding again.
The team has given us some recommendations & has given us ideas of what we need to do to get help.
& they believe we are going to need help,
"Mason is not a child that you can't make a mistake with."
Great no pressure!
It is a scary idea...
we will be thinking about it.
So, yes we are thrilled that Mason doesn't have Autism, a life long disorder...
he just has other life long disorders that he won't be able to get the proper help for.
It seems that this "health care" system is failing us in every way possible.
I will be contacting some places today to see if we can get help.
Thank you for your prayers & support through this testing.
It has been hard & we are glad to have some answers, however "probable" they have to maintain for now.