The main problem I have had to face with my 5 year old son who has Aspergers Syndrome is the fact that most people seem to think all kids on the spectrum are exactly the same.
I hear all the time that well he talks some, he does not sit and rock....etc.. People need to know that there are different levels to each spectrum disorder, no 2 kids will be the same!
I also have had a hard time getting him OT and PT services because he is not "severe enough". The fact that he cannot pedal a bike so he can ride his bike with the neighborhood kids does not seem to matter, a 20 to 24 month developemental delay is not enough for services.
He has been in speech therepy since 2 1/2 years old and he is almost 5 1/2 - he still is not understandable to a unfamiliar listener, only a careful familiar listener can make out what he is saying and that is only 75% of the time.
His school sees no issues - they dont want to have to put out the money for services for him - thats what it is all about!
Thank for listening - MM, Kansas