I’ve been thinking about this post for a week, I haven’t been able to get it down cause m thoughts are all over the place. The long and the short of it: I have two children on the spectrum, Asperger’s and PDD-NOS, we are Active Duty US Army and the medical provider we have been assigned to is reviewing the children’s diagnosis because “we are low on funding and must be judicial with the diagnosis.”
Never mind that my children have been on the spectrum their WHOLE lives and it was only two years ago that I finally got someone who would listen to me and truly evaluate the children.
Never mind that the services they have received because of their diagnosis has made them completely different children.
Never mind we aren’t up for a review of their needs for another year.
Never mind that we are in the middle of our school year and having to make numerous appointments to “prove” our kids are on the spectrum.
How does this support the soldier and his family? How does this make me feel more comfortable with the system I fought so hard against to finally get my children the help they needed? What are we going to do if they say my kids have “grown out of Autism?”