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.