In Jan of 2008, I was taking a class classed called Working with Children with Special Needs. One of the assignmnets was a book report. So I had asked my mom to look on amazon.com and see if she could find any interesting books. She called me a little while later that she found a book and it was about Jacob. My son was almost 22 months at the time. She said the child in the book lined up his toys and then would leave them and if anybody touched them he would freak out and throw tantrums. When I asked her what the book was she wasn't sure but was going to look it up again. She called me a little later and said it was about autism.
This was a turning point in our family. If you don't have expereince with speacial needs and the bureaucracy involved, it is a very time consuming endeavor. Starting in May 2008, Jacob was receiving home therapy 5 days a week for 3 hours a day. In November 2008, Jacob was diagnosed as autisitic by Children's Hospial of San Diego.
However in March 2009, when Jake turned 3 he no longer qualified for special needs services. He is now in a early intervention class for 3 & 4 year olds at the elementary school where my other kids attend. But he is a typical child not classified as a special needs student. He still has some issues with behavior and social abilities but he has made huge strides. This is an example of how important early detection and early intervention services are!!
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