Oct 07, 2011
Pervasive Developmental Delay-Not Otherwise Specified. That is what Phin has been diagnosed with. My sweet boy is on the autism spectrum. He did such a great job at the evaluation. The testers were impressed with the way he has created a means of communication without verbal language and rudimentary pointing skills.
His current support has been amped up from 1 hour a week with his developmental educator to about 12 hours a week with not only his DE but two other support people. We have had 2 days of meetings to decide the next steps and figure things out.
I am not surprised and I am also heartbroken. I am sad and angry. I am confused and terrified. I am relieved to have an answer but how I wish it were something else, I do not know what else but just something. Even as I type that I know how lucky I am to have him and there could be so much worse that it could have been. I have not let myself cry yet as I am not quite sure I could stop.