We started R on medication for his ADHD around the end of grade 3 when we (along with the school team) decided his behaviours were starting to interfere with his ability to learn and socialize at school.
R started having seizures around age 15. It is not uncommon for kids with autism to develop seizures with the onset of puberty. After having a 24 hour EEG (an entire blog post in itself), it was determined R was having complex partial seizures. He later went in for a sedated MRI as a precaution. He has been seizure free since starting medication (tegretol).
It has been written that children with autism (by no means all) can be exceptionally good looking. Well…thankfully Riley is no different when it comes to this…well in my eyes anyways. Then again, what parent doesn’t think their child (autistic or not) isn’t the most adorable and brilliant child in the whole wide world.
Riley has attended our neighbourhood public school(s) since kindergarten. He has only one more year of high school. Yes…G & I are freaking out!!!