Gifted ADHD Children
New DSM V Diagnosis of on the Sprectrum
Hi, I have a 9 year old highly gifted, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Anxiety, Tics with food sensitivies. We just got back from a stressful 2 day Christmas trip to Disneyland. Sometimes I think my son is okay. Then after a trip like this I am wondering if he could be on the spectrum and get services. I have heard they changed the diagnoses with the new DSM V. We told him Christmas Eve we were taking him to Disneyland and he was upset wanted to go back to legoland. We thought he would change his mind once there. We started out on Main street with the Lincoln show and the sudden burst of firing cannons had him in tears and we had to leave immediately. He was telling us we are the worst parents for making him go to Disneyland. He was adking to go home after that. We tried to joke it was in the Parent Handbook we had to take him there at least once while he was a child. He had a horrible time waiting an hour in line. Also the anxiety of not know what the ride would be like really freaked him out. The scariest ride we did was Indiana Jones and he held on for dear life with his head down the entire time. He did like a few things like the Jedi training academy, Astro blasters, Pirates of the Carribean, loved exploring on Toms Sawyers Island. I so want him to fit in and sometimes he really does, but times like this I think he could fit in on the spectrum. Does anyone know how to proceed with this diagnosis or how bad off your child has to be to receive services? Also, his ticks are pretty bad where he is chewing holes through his shirts. Prayers appreciated. God Bless
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