Thursday 26 January 2023

Beginning Our Autism Journey

We have been working closely with doctors and therapists for a few years now to try and decipher what is going on my little boys brain, finally we got some answers. Troy has been diagnosed with autism, anxiety, and intelligence disorder. 

This journey is going to be an interesting one for sure as we find ways to work around what he needs to thrive and improve his interactions through life. Troy is 10 years old and has been diagnosed with a brain that works at a 6-8 year old level. That being said he is definitely high functioning and able to tackle many portions of life on his own but requires help in certain areas. We never really know what to expect from him as he likes to be a curve ball and this makes teaching and learning very interesting.

We have been on the waiting list for his diagnosis ever since he was in kindergarten due to his questionable behavioural traits. He is prone to outbursts and anger without any warning which makes it hard for him to have long lasting friendships. We have finally gotten to a point where we can explain his situation and allow others to understand why he does what he does. If Troy didn’t have such interesting behaviours presenting themselves I wouldn’t assume it was anything to worry about. But he doesn’t like to wear clothes, obsesses over things frequently, clams up and doesn’t like new people or strange people or places, and has a tough time with any type of change. 

If you seem to see these same traits in your child take into consideration how he behaves at school and you may want to start investigating why they do the things they do. There are many different reasons and diagnoses that can come out of taking the trips to the paediatricians office and this could make your child’s life so much easier. You can get so many other funding options opened to their school creating an easier education experience for them. 

Don’t let your child struggle with a difficult childhood when they don’t need to, talk to the professionals and make the decision that helps everyone! 

Next on the list of our Autism:
Sensory adaptations for our home
Educational Supports

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