I don't know where to start. My 15 year old boy is imploding. He was diagnosed at age 6 with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorder. Was an eloper since he stared walking at 9 months. A biter until age 5. Had early intervention. At one time tested with a 129 IQ without meds. He's always been different and behind behaviorally by at least 3 years. Is there an alternative form of Asperger's or autism that doesn't present in the typical way? We've never been able to find medication that really works. He's also very stubborn and typically refuses any kind of help. Yes we've been through therapy of all sorts since age 3. Currently he's taking 10mg of adderall. Short acting. Not seeing improvement. He's self medicating with nicotine and delta 8 vapes, cigarettes, and alcohol. We've tried cutting him off financially but he's finding sone way around it. We love him so much and have no idea how to help. His pediatrician a few years ago brought up autism but we never proceeded with evaluation.
Posted by pctousist at 2022-10-12 01:51:05 UTC