I haven't been on here for a long time, I used to stalk heaps and also got lots of support early on when Lucas' developmental delays were really obvious to me but no one would listen to me.
There's been some difficult times but we're travelling along ok.
Lucas was 3 in December and we were in early intervention last year and again this year at Kalparrin. Sometimes I think we're wasting resources and he doesn't need to be enrolled, othertimes I know I need more from them and I feel like I don't know what to ask for or how to go about getting it! We generally use the services more as an outreach through day care and adhoc visits from OTs etc.
So today we had an appointment with Dr Rawlinson at Kalparrin and they've broached the subject of seeking a diagnosis for Lucas.
I have gone through all this in my head many times and I think it's right way to go. I know my little man is who he is and I wouldn't have him any other way. The most important thing for me is to get him the absolute best start in life. Whether it be through services, funding or just being able to educate his dad and I and his school and carers in how his mind works and how to best help him achieve happiness and greatness.
So I'm just interested in from people who know how the system works here in Victoria (I believe its different for all states) What will a ASD diagnosis get us?
Thanks in advance!!