Diagnosing a child with disabilities

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Diagnosing a child with disabilities

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We found out that our daughter was disabled. She was 13 months. The reason we even brought that question to our attention was our friends who had children, or had given birth at similar times… kids go through milestones when they’re infants of sitting up, rolling over, crawling, walking. And Alex was not meeting those. So at around a year, when she was far behind in many of the milestones, her mother and I decided that it was time to go see a specialist. And I don’t remember the specific type of test that he administered, and the reason I don’t remember is just from then, when she was 13 months to – she’ll be 21 years old in a month – the kid has been through hundreds of tests.

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Nick Kokotakis is a native New Yorker living in Los Angeles. He has two daughters age 9 ½ and 21, one of whom is disabled. An actor and photographer, Nick also enjoys hockey and kickboxing – but he swears he’s not a violent person! 

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