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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adhd/aspergers/bipolar

well hi everyone maybe somebody can direct me in the right area, i have a 10 yr old and he has adhd know this for a fact, he has slight aspergers but because it is all mixed up...

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night waking

my son samuel is 9 and is severly autistic.We are having a really hard time with him at night at the moment.He will sleep for maybe three hours then be awake for the rest of...

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vitamin b12 shots

Does anyone have experience with vitamin b12 shots? Did they help with speech and communication ? How long before you started to see results?

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punishment??

what i don't get it is when they do something wrong, how can u punish them??? my son has add,adhd, and the low end of autism and he don't get that he does something wrong til...

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Teacher

I am a teacher. I have students with autism and asbergers in my class. I love each of them and embrace their unique take on the world. I am learning about them and how to...

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CDD - how rare is it, really?

I'm sorry it has taken me so long to come back on here. We finally got a diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome last month. We are also trying online public school this year. It has...

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Am I The Only One?!

Ok, so this is kind of a rant / question... Am I the only mommy of an Autistic child who gets tired of hearing other moms, who don't have Autistic children, or even special...

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love to go the media...

i feel as though i have had it tough...and looking at other mums and the problems they are having i feel i am not the only mum with problems... my child was diagonosed with...

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what does 'a statement' mean?

my son got his statement accepted the other week but to be honest im not quite sure what it means! can someone tell me in plain english please as im a little confused :-/ x

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Speech and langauge!

My son sees a specailist who tocuhed on him having autistic spectrum disorder with hyperactivity. She referred him onto a spech and langage specailist who can't find out wrong...

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Hi

Hi, my name is Jennifer. I am the mother of Maggie who is 16. Maggie's diagnosis for the last 15 years has been NLVD. This school year was extremely difficult for Maggie and...

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Losing my mind

Hi everyone. I need help/advice please. I am at the end of my tether. I have 7-year old twin girls, born at 28 weeks. The one is an absolute delight - the happiest, most...

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Hi

Hi, my name is Jennifer. I am the mother of Maggie who is 16. Maggie's diagnosis for the last 15 years has been NLVD. This school year was extremely difficult for Maggie and...

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Private school

Our son was diagnosed, at the age of 12, with HFA. He has been in a small community private school for 6 years, and is very comfortable there. I'm not sure the school knows...

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Private school

Our son was diagnosed, at the age of 12, with HFA. He has been in a small community private school for 6 years, and is very comfortable there. I'm not sure the school knows...

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Autism test explanation

Hi everyone! Could anyone please explain to me what this means My daughter scored positive on M-CHAT-R and also on M-CHAT-R/F? Thank you all kindly in advance for your response

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Losing my mind

Hi everyone. I need help/advice please. I am at the end of my tether. I have 7-year old twin girls, born at 28 weeks. The one is an absolute delight - the happiest, most...

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EA pushing child

My stomach is in knots. Here's a bit of background. My son is 10 years old, and has high functioning autism. This causes outbursts, difficulties with fine motor skills,...

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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...