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March 6th, 2008, 02:07 PM
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Well Thomas went to another appt and the Dr wanted to just diagnose him with just plain autism cuz the benefits are much better. I was really upset cuz that isnt a reason to diagnose him with something jsut for the benefits.
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March 6th, 2008, 05:08 PM
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So he not autistic? Or does he have a milder form? I agree with you that I wouldn't want a diagnoses just to get the extra benefits. It would be nice for you to know exactly what's going on so it can be properly addressed.
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March 7th, 2008, 04:18 AM
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He said he has a very mild form of autism, but he could go back and forth between autism & pdd. But he said the DDD benifts are much greater if hes diagnosed with autism instead of PDD. Which I wasnt gonna say anything to his face but benefits arent a great reason to diagnose someone with autism. DH said we will talk to the Dr in tucson on the 31st and see what she has to say. I think we will go with that diagnoses instead of anyone else.
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I see where you are coming from but really, it's just a label on paper, and not one anyone other than medical and therapy people will see, so try not to worry about it. It really is better to have an autism diagnosis to take advantage of services. It's not like he has to wear the label, kwim? Also, its not permanent either, he can be reassessed and drop the autism label later on if it doesn't fit anymore. For now, make the most of every therapy and service an autism diagnosis can make available to him, and ymaybe he will improve so much he'll be able to drop the Dx all the sooner
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I see where you are coming from but really, it's just a label on paper, and not one anyone other than medical and therapy people will see, so try not to worry about it. It really is better to have an autism diagnosis to take advantage of services. It's not like he has to wear the label, kwim? Also, its not permanent either, he can be reassessed and drop the autism label later on if it doesn't fit anymore. For now, make the most of every therapy and service an autism diagnosis can make available to him, and ymaybe he will improve so much he'll be able to drop the Dx all the sooner [/b]
I agree. The way the doc seems to have put it sounds awful, but it is true that your child will get more attenion with an autism label.

What kind of doctor was this? My son was evaluated by a team and it took a couple weeks.
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I see where you are coming from but really, it's just a label on paper, and not one anyone other than medical and therapy people will see, so try not to worry about it. It really is better to have an autism diagnosis to take advantage of services. It's not like he has to wear the label, kwim? Also, its not permanent either, he can be reassessed and drop the autism label later on if it doesn't fit anymore. For now, make the most of every therapy and service an autism diagnosis can make available to him, and ymaybe he will improve so much he'll be able to drop the Dx all the sooner [/b]
I agree. The way the doc seems to have put it sounds awful, but it is true that your child will get more attenion with an autism label.

What kind of doctor was this? My son was evaluated by a team and it took a couple weeks.
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I agree. The way the doc seems to have put it sounds awful, but it is true that your child will get more attenion with an autism label.

What kind of doctor was this? My son was evaluated by a team and it took a couple weeks.[/b]

He was a shrink type Dr. Its the only type of Dr insuance pays for, thats why were paying the $300 out of pocket to see the Dr in tucson. It took him 45 mins to make the diagnose and he hardly talked to Thomas and Thomas wouldnt even talk to him.
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March 7th, 2008, 05:11 PM
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$300 isn't really a lot for testing/evals(or maybe we live in the wrong state )...is the dr. in Tucson a specialist in the autism field?
We had my dd in for a neuropsychological exam with a neuropsychologist when she was 9 and it was $2400.00. We paid half after ins. and it was WELL worth it. I'm sure its more now because that was 5 yrs. ago. She was tested again last year and I would recommend it. Not sure how thorough it is with the littler ones but her first exam was 6 hrs....last yr. was 8. It gave quite accurate results on her strengths and weaknesses and has been very helpful in developing her IEP's at school. Can be a long wait to get in to a neuropsychologist though.

I don't blame you for being hesitant on the dx and going in for a second opinion. We had an appt. like yours but it was with a clinical social worker. She dx'd dd with Asperger's based on an interview w/ dh and I and the questionairre we filled out beforehand. She spent about 10 minutes talking w/ dd and decided on the dx. We didn't dispute it but she missed a lot of what else was going on. But about the dx and benefits....it sometimes takes a more serious dx to get the services you actually need. And like Crissy said, the dx can always change...he may not always need it.

Good luck when you see the new dr. and let us know how it goes.
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