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    Griffin was diagnosed with PDD-NOS today. People keeping asking me stuff like "are you okay?" or "how are you dealing with that?" and I'm like... uhhh... I've been dealing with it for years, I'm just relieved I have an ANSWER!! So off to get an IEP/504 for kindergarten, which shocks me more than the diagnosis because HOW CAN HE BE GOING TO KINDERGARTEN?!

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    Having answers to things is always a relief.



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    I am so glad that you have an answer. I totally understand how important and freeing that can be. I'm so glad he'll also get the extra help he needs to flourish.
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    I'm so glad you finally got an answer! That must be such a relief to finally know what is going on and what you can do to help him!
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    Glad to hear you have an answer...and I know what you mean about school age arriving too quickly!

    ~ Cassie, mama to Madison (8), Ali (4) & Wesley (new dude!)


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    I remember seeing pictures of you pregnant with G when I first signed up on this website. Time flies!
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    I remember when you just wanted a bean....lol.....kindergarten?!? no way

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    I'm so glad you've got a diagnosis for him; hopefully, the school will work with you to help you as much as they can.

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    Amazing that he is going to kindergarten already, and I think the diagnosis and IEP will help a lot with that transition.


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    It must be a relief to know and be able to finally formulate a plan and move forward!

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    I am sure having diagnosis is a relief and that it will help you going forward. I can totally relate to others not understanding the feeling of being relived vs. upset over a diagnosis. It is good to understand how your child is wired an how you can help him cope rather than question your parenting skills when your child does not behave the way a typical child does. I hope the school is helpful with the IEP. If not, find a local support group that can help with that to make sure he gets what he needs from start.

    When I talked to our school district about DS's diagnosis, they told me they would not do anything, just observe attempt interventions in the classroom. I was told it could take 2 years to get an IEP. Most teachers do not have the level of knowledge/education on PDD or ASD to be able to effectively intervene on their own (nor should they have to) - that is why there are developmental experts, behavioral specialists, etc. But I was able to find a program that supports parents in the IEP process, they coach you and even to IEP meetings. If we ever have to deal with public school, I would never go by myself again.

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