What is the age they test for autism or anything?

Patricia - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering. I have a 3 and half year old that some family think and part of me might think he does. I could be wrong. He goes to the hospital april or may to be tested. we are waiting for them to call us.
Anyway he has absent seziures. and hes behind a little. Hes got alot of sensory issues. His ot dont think its aspergers and his neruogilst dont think but wants him tested. I heard they test at four? he will be four in june.
He lines his cars up
lots of sensory
we got kicked off the bus twice cause of his screaming. *i cant figure if its the noise, or crowd*
Hes the same way when we go out shopping.
covers his ears. *everything is loud* but makes no sense when he has his loud toys.
Cant tap my feet he freaks out
having hard time with him eatting. *but i heard thats normal*
Wont go on the potty for #2 but sometime will pee. *again could be normal*

He has absent seziures. When he gets sick, well before he does they get bigger. Will autism do that? i know they say its epliespy but just wondering!

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Emma - posted on 03/29/2010

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My daughter was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome 2 weeks ago. She is 2 years 3 months old. She has a lot of sensory issues, lack of speech and communication, huge social difficulties, rigid routines, absent moments (had EEG which came back normal) and obsessions. If you have concerns, be sure to be heard. My health visitor just kept saying my daughter was naughty and manipulative and to ignore her, luckily i have a lot of experience working with children with special needs/disabilities and was sure it was more than just naughtiness. Since i kept pushing, i've found other health professionals who have been great.
I hope you get the right support.

Jennifer - posted on 03/11/2010

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my son was diagnosed at 5with bi-polar and asperger. I knew when he was an infant that something wasn't right. He had to be held always by me. We couldn't rearange furniture in our house because he would freak out if anything got out of its place. He didn't potty train completely until 4. he doesn't eat but a few foods. The toilet flushing and smells so many things bother him. I remember people telling me that he was my first and he was fine or that he was spoiled or just a brat . i remember getting kicked out of mothers day out(its funny now but at the time i thought i was going to lose my mind) . I think a mother knows way before doctors can tell anything. It's a long journey and it's going to take alot of presistence but a mother can do anything when it comes to her babies. My son is 9 and is doing well but its a day to day thing. We have ups and downs but i try not to lose hope.

Victoria - posted on 03/10/2010

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My younger son has Aspergers. He became very focused about certain things at that age. Such as focusing on certain things over a period of time repeadily and having knowledge about it that certain ages they really wouldn't have. I know it from when he was about 2-3. But it really shows up around school age. The teachers said if it doesnt' affect thier academics then they cant help. Finally in 5th grade a teacher saw what I was complaining about for so long and it took off from there. I believe that now doctors have more understanding about this form of autism and they now can diagnose it earlier. Just keep trying if you feel that he has issues. Someone will listen to you.

Beth - posted on 01/22/2010

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Asperger's can be diagnosed as young as 3. I knew that my son was an Aspie around 18 months. Most children are not diagnosed until around ages 8 to 10 because that is when the relationship issues become more pronounced.

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