I just joined this group after reading Driven to Distraction by Dr. Edward Hallowell, in which he mentions this website.
My daughter is 6 and after 4 years of seeing many professionals with many different opinions the verdict is between mild autism and/or ADHD. (Some professionals say autism, some say ADHD).
She didn’t speak much until close to 3 years old. She doesn’t have any repetitive behavior, she’s aware of her emotions, but she does have difficulties carrying on a conversation. She has oral sensitivities - doesn’t eat fruits, veggies, or typical things that kids like, such as: cake, ice cream, popcorn, juices of any kind, etc...
How can I know for sure? There seems to be a fine line between ADHD and mild autism....Why are professionals from the best hospitals in the US and abroad missing this?!
Any feedback will be appreciated.