Hi, i am new here, but not new to autism. My son is 17, almost 18, and has autism, adhd, and anxiety. Today his psycharitrist said (he has been seeing her for 3 years), that she is adding the diagnosis of selective mutism. She said that autism and selective mutism can be diagnoised together. I was wondering if anyone else's child is disgnoised with both?
I have seen conflicting info. on line regarding if they can be diagnosed together. My main concern is because i need to file for ssi for him since he is turning 18, and also has cystic fibrosis, and the insurance is greatly needed for the expensive medications needed for his lungs. I don't want a denial because she puts both diagnoses on the paper work. Thank you so much. All advice appreciated. Hshet