My daugther doesn't have speech problems but she is being sent to speech and language. She is a tippy toe walker, and has hypersensitivity to all senses and for the love of trying she is still in nappies and she is 4 in october! she also has milk,egg and wheat allergy. She is in foundation 1 in christchurch primary school at the moment.A new health visitor and staff nurse has got involved now and there getting the autistic society involved and are doing team around the child, portage are getting involved when she returns to school in september
My little boy has Sensory Intergration Disorder, which sounds familiar to your daughters hypersensitivity to all senses. Theres a really good site all about it Here - Sensory Processing Disorder
(its american because UK hasn't quite caught up in terms of SPD yet, as in there is no therapy on the NHS for it yet, but OT can diagnose it as ours did but couldn't do the therapy) . We had to get a safespace installed for J's bedroom because of the levels of his SPD.
He was also in nappies until this time last year (was 4 & 1/2 then). He just took to it, in his own time, with no pressure from us. Its so hard, I know I felt under pressure to get him toilet trained asap especially in nursery because the peers in his class were all toilet trained...but given his own time to do it and he eventually did.
Wirrals Autistic Society are great! They keep us in the loop of any clubs etc going. They also do a parent course called Early Bird, which was a tremendous help for us. We learnt to use PECS (picture exchange cards/communication) there.
TAC meeting should help you alot, when we had ours, J's pead came (as well as everyone else involved in J's case) and once it was confirmed everyone had the same opinions that he was on the ASD scale, he was diagnosed and then it was decided we were all in support of a statement to get J into Hayfield.
It sounds like you have the right people involved. Our portage was an amazing help to us, very supportive, hope yours is too
Have you heard about MACS? Merseyside Autistic Childrens Society? They hire Adventureland (New Brighton) and Europa Pools exclusively for Autistic children and their families? We go every month, I can pass you on some dates and contact details if you want