Im jo, mum to Alice (15) and Fabian (Fab).
Fab is 3 years old, and despite having been assessed, and us having been
referred (and almost finished) the Earlybird course, he is without a diagnosis.
This is because he is a happy, and to a certain degree, quite willing (if not
very able) to engage with others for a limited time. The consultant says that we must wait until he
is 6 years old before he will have developed sufficient language to be properly
tested, but for the meantime will say he has 'autistic traits'.
Fab is able to speak but uses language 'differently'. He used to 'lift' language
phrases from Bob the Builder, (he used to break everything so we could 'fix it')
but he currently uses Dora the Explorer (everything gets lost so we have to 'find it!')
'Off the record', he has been diagnosed by an Ed Psch, and senior Speech Therapist,
who were unwilling to go over the head of the consultant...
I don't want to become a tormented soul, looking for answers all the time, loosing
sight of the lovely little boy that we have. That's not what I want, but I need more
answers than I have. I'm hoping that other's have perhaps similar situations, and maybe
know some of the answers....