Our son is seven, first diagnosed at four and a half with four additional diagnoses added in the years that followed, but we knew there were red flags when he was only eighteen months old. So for nearly all of his life, managing meltdowns has been our everyday routine.

At the beginning of the diagnostic process, we felt completely isolated. Many doctors, because of his age, wouldn’t even see us. We felt that, although we had a combined over 30 years experience working with at risk youth and kids with disabilities, that we were not heard or taken seriously.

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