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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Autistic 18 year old

Hi. My autistic 18 year old daughter is a great kid, however she likes to stim verbally and has pica. Anyone out there with a similiar situation?

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Could do with a chat.

Hi I'm new to this. I would love to chat and share experiences with others mums in the same boat as me. My six year old son, Jude, has severe learning difficulties and autism....

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I don't know how I feel!

Ok, I really just need a rant. I've just found out that my 2 year old has ASD, although we don't know where about on the spectrum he is yet. It's not that I wasn't expecting it,...

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Need Potty Training Advice.

Hi, My son Liam is 4yrs old and has Autism. He has been potty training for 3 months now and doing really well. we were at the point that he only wore pull-ups at night to bed....

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Potty Training Boys

My sons is a little of 2 1/2 years old and it's hard for me to potty train him. I sit him on the potty and he will never say I have to potty, ppe-pee boo-boo or anyhting. What...

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new to diagnoses

my 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with pdd-nos a few weeks ago. she has been through a alot to get to the point she is now. she has been o.t., p.t., and speech since she...

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melitonin

Hi there, has anyone tried melitonin for sleep for their child with autism? We are seeing our paediatrician on friday and are considering melitonin for helping my wee boy...

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Behavioural Optometrists

My youngest son Ned has been struggleing at school with his reading and writing. He is now in grade 3 and his little confidence has bottomed out. Fortunately because his big...

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behavior and effects on siblings

ok, i have a pdd-nos 3 year old. my other children are 4,2, and 9 months old. here is my problem, how do i explain lyzette to the 4 year old? lyzette does EVERYTHING Ionalibby...

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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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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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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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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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New here! Need advice/feedback

Hi, My son is 5 years old and has moderate Autism. I've noticed that his answers sometimes do not have anything to do with a question he's being asked. I've gotten somewhat used...

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adult son with aspergers

Our son is 24yo and has aspergers, adhd, pdd....he is fairly high functioning however still needs daily monitering. He has a PT job that he has had consistantly for 6+ yrs....

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New to group-not new to Autism

Hi! I am new to the group and am hoping someone can help with a question I have. Is it normal for a girl on the spectrum to have intensified symptoms after menstruation begins?...

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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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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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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...