When my son, Norrin, was first diagnosed with autism, I remember telling the doctor: I will never put my son on medication.
That was five years ago. I was ignorant. I didn't know what autism was, what it looked like, or what it took to be a special needs parent.
During these last five years, we've worked with multiple therapists. We've done ABA, OT, PT, and Speech. Norrin attends a special education school, and he still gets ABA therapy at home (every day after school) 20 hours a week.
Norrin is almost eight years old. He has a dual diagnosis of autism and ADHD. He is a bright, friendly, and lovable kid who is fast on his feet and so easily distracted. He needs constant redirection to get through a single homework page. He still has difficulty following two or three step directions. He can't be left unsupervised. He runs and has no awareness of danger. I can't tell you how often a therapist has said they believed Norrin is capable of doing so much more, if only he'd slowRead More »from Is it Time to Put My Autistic Son on Medication?