It has been a while since I have written a post. We have successfully moved to our new home, and Jimmy is enjoying his time with Grandma. I have had to transfer all the kids services to the local office. I am just in the beginning stages of this. I know the organization and know it well however, I have to meet a whole new group of professionals. (Maybe I should go re-read my article Choose your Professionals Wisely.) I have just about a month to get all services in place for Jimmy before he returns from his time with Grandma. This is all overwhelming for me. I feel as though I don’t have enough time to get everything done. I know I will get it all done before Jimmy gets home. I will demand it from the professionals. That may sound overbearing, but hey it’s my children I am talking about and they are my world. I want to make sure Jimmy will have as smooth of a transition as possible when he returns home.
Jimmy is doing very well with Grandma. In fact, due to the lack of demands, stress, and anxiety of school, less triggers, and not having the siblings around, amongst other things, we have had to cut back on his medication. It was making him way to drowsy. All he wanted to do was sleep. Thank God we have a wonderful doctor in place who really listens, the only person who will not change with our move.
On a different note, I am in the process of writing an article about the changes to the new DSM. It profoundly affects AD and the Autism Spectrum in general.