Autism/Asperger's/PDD Awareness

We are a community of many mothers coming together as one. We like to discuss many aspects of our lives, drawing from our common experience as parents, family members and those caring for children on the autism spectrum.

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Preemies and ASD

My son Nicolas was born at 28 weeks 3 days, weighing a whopping 2 lbs. 5 ozs., due to severe eclampsia (toxemia), he also developed NEC at 3 weeks of age (Necrotizing...

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Stimming & poop

My 3 yr. old son is not potty trained yet. If I don't change him as soon as he poops, he will dig it out of his diaper, play with it, then wipe it on his shirt. He has done...

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The Brain Balance™ Program

Hi Moms, I'm working with the Brain Balance™ Georgia Centers and helping them to fulfill their mission statement “To make the Brain Balance™ Program available to as many...

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PECS

Hi, I was just wondering if any mums out there had used this system, how long did it take for your child to get into it and give you the picture? Have you found it useful? My...

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How many naps????

Hi everyone, my babygirl is one year old, she sleeps very well at night, and she used to have two naps during the day, one in the morning (2hours) and one in the afternoon...

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speech

can anyone help me. my son has been diagnosed with pdd-nos. he is very smart, and is able to read and talk. we are having difficulty with getting him to have siple a and b...

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mums in australia vic

hi i am looking for mums in mildura victora who have a child or children who have autism or aspergers as i am trying to find some one to relate to in my area some times i just...

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Toe-walking device

I am a student at Northeastern University in Boston about to start a senior design project for Mechanical Engineering. My group has decided to create a device that will help...

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Autism and Summer Camp

My son (age 10) suffers from anxiety disorder (well controlled on medication ) and autism. This last summer he attended sleep away camp and voiced no objections to attending. We...

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Toe-walking device

I am a student at Northeastern University in Boston about to start a senior design project for Mechanical Engineering. My group has decided to create a device that will help...

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Autism and Summer Camp

My son (age 10) suffers from anxiety disorder (well controlled on medication ) and autism. This last summer he attended sleep away camp and voiced no objections to attending. We...

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2 year old twins with autism

Hi I have 2 year old twins with autism who aren't talking at all yet, has anyone else got a child going through this and if so have they started speaking yet? I worry about the...

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2 year old twins with autism

Hi I have 2 year old twins with autism who aren't talking at all yet, has anyone else got a child going through this and if so have they started speaking yet? I worry about the...

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explaining. my child

im not tired. of explaining my child because he is different. and that is my reality . so in some situation. i explain before i get. to a places other times i state my child has...

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Please help

Hi my 3 year old doesn't speak he says 5-10 words at most he doesn't enjoy playing with children except his brother (if he is alone with other children he will walk away n play...

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Other moms exclude my son

Looking for commiseration and comfort. I have a 3.5 year old on the spectrum. We live in a neighborhood with tons of parents in their 30's and toddlers everywhere you turn. I've...

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medcaid waiver

I have a Medicaid. Wavier for. My son with Autism. Developmental delay and A.D,D im having a. Hard Time getting op,speech,and pt outside of the school. Medicaid. Waiver says...

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6 year old autistic son

Hi my name is Hope and I am the mother of a 6 year old autistic/ adhd combined type. I decided yesterday to remove my son from the public school system. He had been through the...

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Tap To Talk

I have a 5 year old with ASD and he is non verbal, he has started using the PECS system at nursery and at home. Whilst scaning the internet yesterday i come across this system...