Re: autism vs tourette's/ adhd... ?
Sounds very fustrating. Had several years like that with Jay (one year he was restrained 33 times) but this year his teacher has a background in special ed -autism as did his 1-1 - just purely by chance and her personal devotion- but what an incredible difference- he went from being unable to write at kindergarten level-more of a central processing issue- to writing at a fourth grade (hies 13 and just finished 7th grade) anddddddddddddd he averaged 90.5 (honor roll!) for the school year- with only three classes with the special ed teacher! He mainstreamed spanish and his quater grades were 98,100,100,and 100! At first the cse chairperson didnt even want to let him take spanish but I and his teacher insisted that we let him try. I also suspect if he has tourettes but the doc said when I asked "how many diagnosis do you want him to have- echolalia is not uncommon in PDD and asperbergers and left it at that but Iam sure that if he had to live with a tourettes child at 5 am he'd get around to diagnosising it! It goes away (almost) with ritilin. -meme
Last edited by memehegan; 07-07-2004 at 04:30 PM.