Monday, January 26, 2009

Things are looking up!

So we received word today that Aiden will be able to get the assessement appointment seven months early!  With our upcoming move it appears that the powers that be decided it would be great to get this thing done with before we move!  To say that this is an exciting thing doesn't convey the relief and thankfulness my wife and I have (she talks about it here).  So we will be heading to an appointment at the end of February before we move to another province.  I am thankful beyond words (literally).  

We have had "un"official diagnosis' that Aiden has a high functioning autism spectrum disorder, likely Aspergers Syndrome, or perhaps a sensory intergration disorder.  Which essentially means that among other things he experiences the world slightly different than the rest of us.  His responses to some things are sometimes disproportional to whatever the stress is.  All of us are learning what all that means and some things to help him thrive here at home and at school instead of conflict over behaviour.  

Aiden by soft window light
Here is a photo I took of him the other day.   
So I'm thankful, it's miraculous that this came about.


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Valorie said...

As an educator, I experience the frustration that parents go through as they try to work through diagnoses and then assessments. It's a lot of work, but in the end the child is usually better off. Good luck with that!

Carolyn said...

You are a very good photographer. I wish you and your family the best!

dlyn said...

Love the photo of him Doug. I don't comment on yours or Tara's blogs very often but have had the situation in my prayers - this is fantastic news!