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I am a mother of 3 little boys 6, 4, and 3...my 4 year old son Tyler has some problems that I believe is Aspengers Syndrome (a form of Autism) ....He has not been diagnosed, I am not sure where to go.. I have talked to his doctor and she seems its not a problem but things just get so overwhelming at times I just dont know what to do and I feel there is a problem...can anyone give me some advice or a start point to try to get help for me and my little boy...He deserves to live life like a normal little boy...

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Contact Amy Arnold at the Monarch School, a school for Austic Children.  They are located at the Lakeside Baptist Church on New Jersey Rd in Lkld.  680-1290.  She would have tons of info for you.  Good luck! 
When I had concerns about autism related disorders I took my son to see Dr Howie at All Children's in St Pete. She's a developmental-behavioral pediatrician. A drive for sure, but I felt it was worth it to rule it in or out. They did not only testing for autism, but also IQ, school readiness, Vineland adaptive behavior and the auchenbach child behavior checklist. I think you need a referral from the primary doctor, and I did change primary doctors because our old dr blew everything off with "he'll catch up". I went to the new doc and said "these are my concerns and I want further testing to rule in or out" There was a long wait to get in to All Children's, 6 months if I remember right.

You could also look into ChildFind and if it were me I may do both, private testing for myself and how best to help him, but also ChildFind to see if he qualified for special education through the school system which starts at age 3.

You should DEF call Holladay Child Development Services. Andrea Holladay is the director and she has a terrific staff. They deal with exactly what you are talking about, most of the kids aren't diagnosed but some are (with Autism, A.S., etc). Most of the kids they see have behavioral problems and with the right tools there is hope for you and your son! Her office is located on S. Florida Ave. right beside the 10 min. Express Lube place and Produce Palace. Her number is 937-8067. If you have more questions, pls feel free to email me. kim.lockwood@gmail.com.

 

Trust your Mom instincts. If you think something is up, than it probably is. I didn't even have other kids to compare my son to, and I knew something was going on.

 

Early Steps is the place to start when they are that young. I got occupational therapy and speech therapy for my son by the time he was two. Use the free help to get the initial help and you will be transitioned into ESE pre-school if he qualifies.

 

You can also get a diagnosis if necessary, from a psych or developmental pediatrician. Hopefully you don't need a referal from your regular pediatrician. If so, try another pediatrician, or just pay out of pocket. There were times when I had to pay out of pocket for certain things. 

 

I found that different doctors had different opinions. Some will lean towards autism or aspergers and some will not. Some will say tourettes and some will not. That is why I never stuck with one label for anything.  

 

For the sake of having an IEP at school, his diagnosis was developmentally delayed, and when that got dropped at age six we went with dyspraxia and eventually ADD as well.

 

Early Steps and the schools are a good starting point, but they are limited in their resources.

 

Suzanne, I can help.

 

I know of several doctors you can contact who aren't in denial regarding the fact that

this condition can almost be fully reversed.  It also depends on how old the child is.

 

You have to be willing, however, to realize the following:

 

*That the child is suffering a severe toxic overload from a man-made source.

 

*That the child must be de-toxed and no longer be exposed to the things which are causing

the condition to begin with.

 

I agree, your child AND you deserve a normal life.  Most so-called 'conventional' doctors

aren't going to be able to help you, unfortunately.

 

First off, I highly recommend you read this paper by Dr. Rebecca Carley regarding why your son has this condition and why our children are now suffering astronomical rates of other things, such as allergies, cancer, MS, asthma, crohn's disease, leaky gut syndrome, arthritis, eczema, etc, etc, etc.

 

http://www.drcarley.com/innoculations_wmd_dr_carley.pdf

 

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Early Steps is birth to age 3 only. At 4 he's too old. Child Find would be the agency over age 3 to see if he qualifies for services through the school system.

Jmarr said:

Trust your Mom instincts. If you think something is up, than it probably is. I didn't even have other kids to compare my son to, and I knew something was going on.

 

Early Steps is the place to start when they are that young. I got occupational therapy and speech therapy for my son by the time he was two. Use the free help to get the initial help and you will be transitioned into ESE pre-school if he qualifies.

 

You can also get a diagnosis if necessary, from a psych or developmental pediatrician. Hopefully you don't need a referal from your regular pediatrician. If so, try another pediatrician, or just pay out of pocket. There were times when I had to pay out of pocket for certain things. 

 

I found that different doctors had different opinions. Some will lean towards autism or aspergers and some will not. Some will say tourettes and some will not. That is why I never stuck with one label for anything.  

 

For the sake of having an IEP at school, his diagnosis was developmentally delayed, and when that got dropped at age six we went with dyspraxia and eventually ADD as well.

 

Early Steps and the schools are a good starting point, but they are limited in their resources.

Thank you everyone for your replies, I have def wrote this stuff down and I am going to start making whatever calls I need to.. I want my little boy is have a wonderful childhood and right now it is soooo rough on him and it hurts me so much, I want him to just be a happy boy like any other normal 4 year old.. Thank you again so much for your replies.. I will keep everyone posted....

Thanks for catching that! Both programs tend to get backed up, so I wouldn't delay. I waited many months for an evaluation for my son with Early Steps, and about 2 months for my daughter with Child Find. 


Alicia (Alsan) said:

Early Steps is birth to age 3 only. At 4 he's too old. Child Find would be the agency over age 3 to see if he qualifies for services through the school system.

Jmarr said:

Trust your Mom instincts. If you think something is up, than it probably is. I didn't even have other kids to compare my son to, and I knew something was going on.

 

Early Steps is the place to start when they are that young. I got occupational therapy and speech therapy for my son by the time he was two. Use the free help to get the initial help and you will be transitioned into ESE pre-school if he qualifies.

 

You can also get a diagnosis if necessary, from a psych or developmental pediatrician. Hopefully you don't need a referal from your regular pediatrician. If so, try another pediatrician, or just pay out of pocket. There were times when I had to pay out of pocket for certain things. 

 

I found that different doctors had different opinions. Some will lean towards autism or aspergers and some will not. Some will say tourettes and some will not. That is why I never stuck with one label for anything.  

 

For the sake of having an IEP at school, his diagnosis was developmentally delayed, and when that got dropped at age six we went with dyspraxia and eventually ADD as well.

 

Early Steps and the schools are a good starting point, but they are limited in their resources.

I am a medical assistant and I did my externship at Kids Neurology in Lakeland. There were many patients who came to this doctor for the same diagnosis and many other related diagnosis.  The doctor is really nice. I meet parents who drove from as far as Jacksonville and the Keys to see Dr Qureshi on a regular basis and all the parents had only nice things to say about her.  I'm not sure if you have to be referred by your pcp but give them a call.  Dr Qureshi phone# 888-362-2343 
thank you very much for the info.. :) I will be sure to give them a call on Monday...

April said:
I am a medical assistant and I did my externship at Kids Neurology in Lakeland. There were many patients who came to this doctor for the same diagnosis and many other related diagnosis.  The doctor is really nice. I meet parents who drove from as far as Jacksonville and the Keys to see Dr Qureshi on a regular basis and all the parents had only nice things to say about her.  I'm not sure if you have to be referred by your pcp but give them a call.  Dr Qureshi phone# 888-362-2343 

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Suzanne,

 

I'm just curious if you have considered the possibility that your son has been poisoned and needs to be detoxed?

 

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my son also saw Dr. Q and after meeting with my son and doing some basic tests she couldn't determine a diagnosis. She then referred me to Holladay Child Dev. Services. Good luck!



April said:

I am a medical assistant and I did my externship at Kids Neurology in Lakeland. There were many patients who came to this doctor for the same diagnosis and many other related diagnosis.  The doctor is really nice. I meet parents who drove from as far as Jacksonville and the Keys to see Dr Qureshi on a regular basis and all the parents had only nice things to say about her.  I'm not sure if you have to be referred by your pcp but give them a call.  Dr Qureshi phone# 888-362-2343 

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