The father of a 7 year-old boy, diagnosed with Autism did not feel that the diagnosis fit his son….

Jimmy is a 7 year-old boy who was diagnosed with Autism at age 4 and was placed in a special program for children with autism. His parents were aware that Jimmy was having some social and behavioral problems but did not believe that their child had autism. After a thorough assessment, it was determined that Jimmy was not autistic but had a significant speech and language delay. He began receiving intensive speech and language therapy and was moved to a mainstream educational classroom. Jimmy began to thrive in his new environment.