DIAGNOSIS UNAWARE!!!

A Family's Journey With Autism

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Keri has been going to the same facility for about 3 years now to see a psychologist for medication management. Keri was officially  diagnosed with Autism in 2011 on her 6th birthday. (We knew the diagnosis beforehand through early intervention and child find at the age of 4. However, the school district could not give an “offical diagnosis”, but yet could place Keri into an Autism classroom -go figure!) In the fall of 2011, she was also diagnosised with ADHD.

In 2012, she was seen by a neurodelvepmental pediatrician at a different location of the same facility. There I was to follow up on Keri’s diagnosis of Autism one year later, as per the doctor who initially did the diagnosis. (Since we moved to a new state in 2011, we had to find a new neurodevelopmental pediatrician.) This visit was a complete was of time. The doctor spent all of…

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