Our Autism Story – Day 1 – “The Diagnosis”
Brahm was diagnosed with autism right after he turned 2 years old.
We had a couple concerns at his 2-year-old checkup – he wouldn’t let go of flags and would spin any and everything. Brahm’s pediatrician recommended having him tested for OCD, which is coincidentally the same testing as that for autism. We waited 2 months for the evaluation appointment, during which time Brahm lost all of his speech. At the same time, we were researching Brahm’s “symptoms” on the internet. Many of Brahm’s behaviors fit the autism characteristics. We were fairly certain Brahm had autism walking in the evaluation appointment. Thankfully, we received an immediate autism diagnosis, which meant we could start working towards seeking treatment. We had little idea what we were in for…!