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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your stories

i am currently in college and am doing a presentation on autism. I have all the facts, but i would love to be able to add some personal experiences of anyone who's child suffers...

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FL Education

We are planning to move to FL within the next 1-1/2 years and was wondering if anyone out there had any positive experiences with FL schools? We are looking to move to the...

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help with meds! please!

My 11yr old daughter Allie who is on spectrum has been on risperdal for outbursts and other abusive behavior to others & herself. She also has some tics along with OCD issues....

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Benefits of Magnesium?

We are currently building a pool and have the option of getting a magnesium filtration system. It's kinda expensive, but it seems there are a lot of health benefits to having it...

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Medication

Does anyone have an ASD child taking the medication Abilify? I have an 8 yr. old boy who has been on Abilify for about 6 months. It seems to be helping but I'm not sure how...

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Car Accident HELP!

How do you explain to a child w/ PDD NOS that car accidents don't happen everyday. We where in a bad accident and he was in the car and he hasn't been the same since. He is...

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Question about diagnosis

Hi, my youngest son (who is now 20 months old) was diagnosed by the doctor with the public school system as having a developmental delay. We set up an IFSP and we have a...

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Potty Training the Autistic Boy

Hello all, I'm sure this subject has be visited and re-visited a million times but I need help. I will be potty training my 5 1/2 year old autistic son beginning on Sunday....

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need advice on changes

hi every one my son is 15 and they keep changing his dx but for the last 5 years its been autistic before that aspergers so we know he is some where in the spectrum anyways...

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need advice on changes

hi every one my son is 15 and they keep changing his dx but for the last 5 years its been autistic before that aspergers so we know he is some where in the spectrum anyways...

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How Do I Know

My daughter is 4. She can be the sweetest little girl. Then... She can have super scary outbursts over the smallest of issues. She will arch up on her toes, bite herself,...

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Think before you speak!

Today has been really trying- I got to see just how cruel and ignorant people truly are. Spencer had an appointment with the Ear Nose and Throat doctor today- and like most kids...

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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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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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I feel so broken

I am reaching out to talk to a mother of a Aurtisic child/children I am a mother of 4 beautiful kids, my 15 yrs old daignosed with severe depression,14 yrs old, which is my only...

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Son has problems making friends

My son is 10 years old and is diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. He has had bullying problems at school in the past. This last year of school seemed to go much better. But I...

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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...