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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Hey to all

In not real new to the site, but I just wanted to say Hi and maybe a good story about your child. Thanks

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Biting and lauging about it

We had speech today and ds sits on my lap during speech. We at one point he bent down and bit me. (ds is 2y/o dx 1 month ago with autism). I put him in timeout and tried...

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I need answers!!!

I am a mother of 4 year old Matthew, we have known that Matthew has autism, but i always felt that there was more than that... On september 1st 2009, i pushed for an MRI, and...

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AIT therapy

We just started ait therapy for our 2 1/2 year old son who was diagnosed with pdd. We mostly started the therapy because although he speaks quita a bit, he also screams at...

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getting the diagnosis

Hi, My son is now 20, and although he always had a different way of looking at things, he got along fine. He was top grad at his high school, and had a couple friends. He did...

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autism research grants

I just read a story on yahoo news i thought would intrest everyone here. President Obama is tryng to get through more than $5 billion in grants to go to research on several...

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New to the site...

Hi...my name is Christina & I am the mother of a fabulous 4 year old boy :) His name is Austin & he has officially been diagnosed w/ Tourettes & ADHD. They are also considering...

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Hello I'm new

Hello everyone I have just joined up. My 14 year old niece is autistic, my sister is not computer literate. We live in New Zealand, Eileen (sister) lives in a small town with...

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Autism and echolalia.

Hi, everyone. My daughter is 2 years and 8 months. She has a large vocabulary. She does communicate her wants, needs, but she has a lot of echolalia. She is almost always...

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Helping to cope

My son is 3, and we've known he has sensory issues for a long time now, but we're in the process of getting him screened for autism. The neurologist is confident he will meet...

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Swimming lessons

We are trying to teach our 9 year old how to swim any suggestions? Group lessons went ok but they decided she would benefit better from one on one lessons, but we couldn't get...

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Is this autism?

My daughter is only diagnosed with developmental delays and sensory processing disorder. But I think it may be autism, is it? She only eats macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets,...

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Toothpaste

I need advice for my 14 year old who will only use children's toothpaste due to the taste of adult toothpaste. His teeth are pretty yellow and no cavities, but I need a whitener...

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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...