We are over the moon & jumping for joy, finally, we have the answer we have been waiting for!!
After a year since seeing Teddie’s paediatrician, yesterday she clinically diagnosed Teddie with autism.
It honestly feels like a weight has been lifted off our shoulders, although we always knew Teddie had autism actually hearing it come out of a professions mouth after all this time was music to our ears.
I have read stories of parents waiting as long as we have for an appointment only to be fobbed off with helpful tips and advice, then a year later they pick up on a diagnosis. I didn’t want that for Teddie- this fight has always been for him & getting everything and more that is available for him.
It was always made clear to us Teddie didn’t need a diagnosis of autism, he would still receive a certain level of care because he is non-verbal and the form of communication he uses (PECs) but for Teddie’s goals, aspirations & his future having a diagnosis ensures he receives the help and support throughout his school years & life.
Gareth and I will need to attend a meeting in a month or so where we will be given the official diagnosis, for now, we are happy with a verbal diagnosis.
The wait is finally over, and a new chapter begins……..