Thank you Hartley again for bringing awareness to our kids. I swear, I think Zoe's best therapist is her big sister Andi!! Their assesment doesn't even have a line for dx. I never dreamed it would be as all-consuming as it has become. Thank you for taking the time to chat with me here today, Erik. I still haven't gotten him diagnosed yet, and am a little apprehensive to do so. If I win a copy, I will donate to my son's preschool. Jennie and I tried to educate the educators about his condition.
Experts and therapists told them their son had autism. I'm so excited for him! Have you ever read The Mislabeled Child? We try a therapy, and what works we keep, and what doesn't work we let go of and move on. It reminded me of things I went througha nd I saw how you solved these problems. It sure sounds like the first clinicians this family had was far from fully competent, unfortunately this is the case in a majority of cases. Our understanding of neurovariation is still only in infant stages.
She's in special ed preschool with 6 other kids of varying needs. I can never make up those years and he is now 14yo and his motor skills rate 5yr to 7yr11mo's. We just started down the road of finding out what my son is struggling with. Here is how you can win: 1. With my husband being Costa Rican and both of my children being born there we moved to the states to find adequate services for my son , we are delighted to hear that Graham's Story will now have Spanish subtitles.
Erik and Jennie are dedicated advocates for their son on a path that many of us have taken. She's the one who coaxes a lot of milestones out of Zoe. So I don't think autism is over diagnosed at least not in our case. When I say minimal, let me be clear. No he is not autistic.
I've heard of this film, and would love to check it out! It's too confusing and misleading. Hopefully his story will give you a sense of connection to the greater story of all our children — a story that Erik is working to tell all over the world. He was my first resource when we received an autism dx. She's developed a keen sense of humor. I thought this whole situation, from the initial misdiagnosis, to the eventual bate-and-switch labels, was crazy. They've got some really fascinating looks at why many children get the wrong labels and therefore the wrong services. Available for preorder on now! We were grateful for the services, but a little taken aback that he needed that much support.
Anyway, your film was a godsend! In the process it reveals the uncertainties that still exist in this field, given that autism is a spectrum disorder that covers a diverse range of symptoms and that no two children with autism display the same combination of behavioral characteristics. I'm grateful for her one hour a week of speech therapy, physical therapy etc. We are so at the beginning of this and really have no clue what we are doing but so want to help our Thank you, Erik for this treasure! My children's diagnoses have changed multiple times, and I'm not always sure all the current ones are correct. Well, as every parent of a child with special needs can attest — the saga continues. Authored by Jody Becker and Erik Linthorst. She was dx'd at our Children's Hospital with high functioning autism.
Now we can pass it on to our family in Costa Rica — a part of the world that truly needs to be educated on this condition! I rarely think of the students I work with as having any sort of label. Merely offering our own experience, which has been positive. We're waiting for an appointment with his doctor to get referred for an evaluation. Erik captured the ups and downs that we all experience when starting our special needs journey. Another doctor details that in one of the trailers. Thank you Erik for sharing your story with the public and thank you Hartley for sharing it with us! Not near enough information on the link to really know much. I totally agree with the point you made about labels just being needed for insurance and payments.
They are very clear that they focus on the child's delays and needs. I can't wait to see it! In the meantime, I think we are all on individual journeys with unique kids that have some commonalities with other kids. When their son was just 15 months old, Erik and Jennie Linthorst suspected something was not quite right. One of my students is graduating this year, with a full academic diploma! And worse, it leaves parents open to being preyed upon by a lot of snake oil salesmen who empty out their bank accounts and wreck their marriages, all promising a false cure. I hate the term spectrum. This distinction may soon become even more difficult to perceive, given that sensory processing difficulties will soon get more rather than less emphasis as a newly defined core symptom in diagnosing autism.
Jody Becker, my co-filmmaker, has stayed by my side, continuing to pitch the film and the issue to the likes of 60 Minutes, Newsweek and the New York Times. Don't know how I missed it. With his parents still seeking a clear diagnosis, Graham was launched into a program of behavioral therapy. Your video sure did put everything in perspective. It is not allowing me to connect.