Yesterday, I got the neuropsych report, the one that expressly says GB is on the autistic spectrum. Her IQ dropped 18 points, according to the WISC-IV, in the last13 months. On AXIS I her diagnoses were 1. Asperger’s Disorder 2. Bipolar Disorder 3. Mathematics Disorder. On AXIS III her diagnosis was Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The report said a lot more (11 pages worth), but there were no glaring errors. Everything they said about her sounded exactly like GB. As she wasn’t psychotic when this testing was done, it should be an accurate picture of what GB’s functioning is when the Bipolar is stable.

I guess it is good I received the report yesterday, as today @ 1:30 is a CSE meeting on GB, for a program review. I also took my head out of the sand long enough to set up an intake appointment with the DDSO for our region. I spoke to the intake worker for over thirty minutes and she said she is sure GB will qualify for  services permanently from DDSO. She is coming over Monday to start the paper work.

For now, I plan on keeping my head out of the sand long enough to get what GB needs from the school. By bedtime, I may have to bury it in the sand , again, just to sleep.

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  1. It has a lot to do with the special needs I deal with on a daily basis, but I see ASD as having better outcome potential than FASD does.And my A's IQ dropped something like 15 points once. Then rose. Then fell. Then rose. I think it has to with how many yellow cars they saw on the way to the testing. (Read "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night"; it is a great book.)

  2. Wow! A lot to deal with! But at least you know. We didn't discover my stepson's Aspergers until he was 16 years old. Then things started making sense. Praying for you.

  3. Leslie,I have read "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night". It was a great book. I never saw the end coming.Asperger's does allow for a better outcome. The problem is, GB is still FASD. Penelope,You are absolutely right. GB has been in early intervention since she was 7 months old, because even though I didn't know what, I knew SOMETHING was wrong. She is doing much better this year in a class for high functioning autistic kids. Thank you for the prayers.

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