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our first app with cahms today went like this

(13 Posts)
trace2 Mon 20-Oct-08 18:32:24

spent 1 hour going through his child hood and lots and lots of quetions and we been told ds looks clear cut of AS and so is dh, he said he dont know how we not ended up there befor now hes 6 years! so then hes making an other app with a diffrent pead to see how they can help us and get the proper dx . i asked how long as i heard it takes so long, he says he dont think it will take that long as he says its clear cut. so tbh i am a little happy but sad if you know what i mean?. i aslo said the schools not helping and we do anything about it all, he said lets get things under way,so they can help us deal with it,aslo when we get full dx the school gets money on our behalf to help and they have to help is that right? ournext app is 13 nov, can anyone else advice me what to expect next?

luckylady74 Mon 20-Oct-08 18:37:54

That is right and I think I would go and talk to your school's senco (person in charge of special needs) and tell them he has a dx of as pending.
It's a double edged sword isn't it? I was relieved and devestated at the same time and it's taken me along time to come to terms with my ds's dx of as - don't know if I have some days.
Your ds should get some help soon - well done for persevering.

luckylady74 Mon 20-Oct-08 18:42:23

Also shouild say that my ds has as a result of his dx got school funding for 1to1 help every morning and a salt seeshim at school and I see a consultant psychologist for advice about him to. He has an iep (individual education plan) at school and we review it at scchool every 6 months with the senco, his teacher and other people like the salt.
I have another thread about claiming disability living allowance for an as child in this section to if that's something you'd think about.

trace2 Mon 20-Oct-08 18:43:32

luckylady thanks i am so fed up of going into school only last week she says she didnt think ds as AS tbh i carnt wait just to show her

dustystar Mon 20-Oct-08 18:50:10

Does your ds have a statement trace? Its that which gets them extra funding- I didn't think a dx meant the school got more money in itself. Without a statement the school has to fund any extra help out of their AEN budget.

trace2 Mon 20-Oct-08 19:06:24

no he dont thats what i thought he needed a statement

dustystar Mon 20-Oct-08 19:11:55

Well I'm not 100% sure but AFAIW a dx does not mean the school gets more money for your child nor does it mean that they have to help him. They should be meeting his needs already and if they aren't then a dx will help you push for them to offer him more support but it doesn't automatically mean that they have to do it IYKWIM. You can apply for a statement yourself and apparently its actually better if the application comes from the parents than from the school. A dx will certainly help as evidence to the LA that your ds need extra support.

trace2 Mon 20-Oct-08 19:18:49

am so new to this i dont know where to start, and i told him today the teachers no help at all but i really dont know what help he would need only hes no social life at all at the moment he dont need help with his work as hes v bright but i did tell him about he might hurt some one as they all laught at him and he may strike back one day, he then went on to say in time he will need more help and he may need adiffrent high school when the time comes, not sure what to expect really

dustystar Mon 20-Oct-08 19:21:50

My ds is 8 and has As and ADHD. He has a statement with fulltime 1:1. He is bright so doesn't need help academically as such but needs lots of help to stay calm and stay on task. At the moment he is coping at middle school but i don't know what will happen when he needs to go to senior school - we'll just have to wait and see.

pushkar Mon 20-Oct-08 19:26:04

anxiety and calmness in as children can be achieved by regular appointments to an osteopath, my son used to stamp and scream around the room and the pavement all day, now he sits when asked, does not scream except in front of news 24 [when dad puts it on] and is calmer and has muchless anxiety and there fore able to concentrate on learning c mouse and playing with toys he is six and we have been doing osteopathy witha charity now weekly, maybe it might help your childs anxiety.

Tclanger Mon 20-Oct-08 19:37:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

luckylady74 Mon 20-Oct-08 19:56:39

Is that a cranial osteopath?

dustystar Tue 21-Oct-08 19:13:54

I think his anxiety is due to his AS tbh but the paed has it down as a seperate dx for the moment as he is taking medication for it. She says that hopefully we'll be able to get him a bit more stablised over the next year and then he might be able to come off the fluoxetine and lose the seperate anxiety dx.

How would osteopathy work for anxiety?

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