I am new to this site. I have a 10 year old son diagnosed with Autism at age 7. My younger son is not Autistic. My younger son was struggling academically at school. We requested testing, and started with an ADHD screening. Decided to medicate and this year has improved academically. However, the school district had already begun the full assessment to look for a learning diability. At the IEP they diagnosed him with Autism, based on what I feel are small insignificant events, a few categories rated poorly by last year's teacher. I am a teacher and my husband is a special ed teacher. I am shocked at this diagnosis becuase it is completely inaccurate. Many of my older son's doctor's etc. have said no way. I have never run across my situation before in education where a child is diagnosed and the parents are refusing the diagnosis and wanting a non-autisitc diagnosis. I am desperate for someone who has a similar situation or information that they would be willing to share.
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