Sonya - posted on 04/08/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
I Found out from my son's doctor on a routine check-up that my son may have autism. We got his hearing checked and I have been watching him for the last few months seeing if there's any signs that he's not. His language development is slow and he has only about 20 words at 2 and a half years. I took him to a toddler play group and a speech pathologist was visiting and he apparently stuck out to her enough to give me her info to make an appointment. I looked up the symptoms and you can pretty well check off all except that he will make eye contact with people and he understands instructions.
I recently found out that I am expecting in September and I am worried that he is not going to be able to cope with the new baby. Is there anything I can do to help him now before the baby comes and what are the chances that my new baby will be on the spectrum? I just want to know what to be prepared for.
I would love to hear from moms or dads that have been there and have more than speculative advice.