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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supplements/meds

I was doing some late night research, as we all often do and was wondering if anyone has used Piracetam (Nootropil), DMAE, or Tryptophan with any of their children?

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Help!!

My son Kobe who is 9 hits, pinches, bites and pulls mine and my daughters hair....all while im driving! I drive a Ford Escape so not much room to seperate us all from each...

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Question about potty training

Does anyone have experience with potty training a child with autism and sensory processing disorder? My daughter Emma is 5 and is very resistant to using the potty. My husband...

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Tasteless Suppliments Help!

My son will NOT take suppliments and he will ONLY drink water. We have had the hardest time getting him to eat anything with protein and we're getting worried about his health....

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PLEASE HELP!

hi there my daughter has just turned 3 and we have been told that she is too young to be tested for autism/asperges etc. i have autism and adhd in my family (my brother and...

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No one is helping!

My daughter is almost 4 and I have been trying to get her tested by speech and ot since she was 2. I tried working with ealy on and they where of no help at all! She didn't even...

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www.unitedbyautism.org

Want to help a 501c3 non-profit give back directly to your child's school? Check out the cause: United By Autism PO Box 4615 Wayne, NJ 07474-4615 www.unitedbyautism.org...

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School type???

I have a 5 year old little girl that was diagnosed with Autism 2 years ago. I wanted to get feed back about school. Should I send her to "Regular" school with special ed. or...

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PDD

HI my name is Dennise my son is 6 years old he have been Diagnoses with Pervasive Development Disorder NO. Now I have a somewhat of what that mean but it still not clear to me....

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melatonin

I have a 19 year old Autistic child who is also mentally handicapped. I've started crushing a melatonin tablet on yogurt, to give it to her. Is that ok to do, or does giving...

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PDD

HI my name is Dennise my son is 6 years old he have been Diagnoses with Pervasive Development Disorder NO. Now I have a somewhat of what that mean but it still not clear to me....

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Autism in a 17 month old

Hi parents! I'm new here. I have identical twin girls, they just turned 17 months. One of my twins is showing a lot of signs for Autism, her pedi is concerned. She is still...

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My son will not poop on the potty

My almost 7 year old will not poop on the potty. He has high functioning autism. I have tried many different ideas from family, Internet, doctor. I'm a very patient mom, but now...

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what is an IEP

my 12 year old son has has difficulty following the school program so he has fallen behind . he moved from a school with seven children and now is in a school with a classroom...

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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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Need Advice

I'm trying to find new ways to stay from stressing out. What do you other Autism Mom's do? Any tips?

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my 6 year old son wont sleep

my son is 6 years old and was recently diagnosed with autism he's on 70 milligrams of trazodone and still does not sleephe also is at the point where he's kicking and hitting...

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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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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...