Austism IQ

Can I find the words to tell you how proud I am today?  Probably not.

My son has recently undergone a huge round of evaluations in hopes of being accepted into special education preschool.  He was tired, crabby, and fairly uncooperative for them overall.  I was so anxious to see what the results would be.

I got my results in the mail yesterday!  I am proud to report ....drum roll please... they found his IQ to be on the lower side of average for his age!  All despite how much he was ignoring many of his everyday actions they requested of him. 

Having Autism he, of course, tested as low as 18 months on some skills (His chronological age was 35 months), but on others he tested into the 5-6 years age range.  My boy has mad memory and number skills....

I am left still hoping and praying he'll be accepted into the preschool, and will find out this Monday.  I definitely want him to go to preschool there because they understand the disorder, know how to best help him, and chose to do this for a living.  I can't be so sure of any of that with a typical school! Although, I do hope for him to attend K-12 typically.

I'll let you all know on Monday what fate has in store for us!


Galit Breen (Minnesota Mamaleh) said...

jill, i love the love and pride you have for your boy. that clearly shines through! i hope the results keep coming back like you want them to! and those mad math and memory skills? HUGE and FAB! :)

Chris P-M said...

Jill...that's awesome news! We found out that Kai's IQ was at the lower end of average as well, and were so glad ot hear that! With all of the other worries that come along with a kiddo on the spectrum, it sure it nice to have some good news once in a while, isn't it?

My fingers are crossed that Kekito qualifies :)

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