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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Selective Mutism

Hi, does anyone have children of is having a child with selective mutism? I have an 4+ year old and is not speaking unless he decides he wants to speak. He doesn't talk in...

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Meltdowns and obsessions

My seven year old son has a variety of issues. Early on we thought he had PANDAS because of his strange reavtions to strep throat and fevers. He would get this waxing of...

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pdd

my grandson is suspected of having pdd which will at least we hope erase the bad boy tag the school has given him my second sons daughter has autism any help on pdd will be...

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Camps for Asperger children

I am looking for a good summer program for my 12 year old aspi child. I am having a difficult time finding one near my home in Michigan and am hoping that someone may have some...

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Diagnosis

I have a 7 year old son who i have suspected has had unusual delays for many years. He has always been very sensitive as a baby and had problems with his speech that my other...

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Help for autism

Hi, I am Elfia... one of my friend's daughter is showing an extreme signs of Autism Syndrome... What should we do to help her? she is 5 years old and soesn't want to play...

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brain damage & education

My son has seizures and they have left him with brain damage. He has alot of struggles with learning. I have been told to try to teach him by going by austism cirri. b/c he also...

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SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN SO. CAL???

JUST FINISHED 6TH GRADE IN PASADENA. PERSONALLY, IT WAS THE WORST EXPERIENCE EVER. GOING TO MOVE THIS SUMMER TO ENSURE POSITIVE EXPERIENCES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. ANY SUGGESTIONS AS...

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Autism In Toddlers

I currently have my 2 & 1/2 yr old son enrolled in a private Montessori school. He use to excel in every way possible until right before he turned 2, he now has regressed...

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School refusal and IEP help?

I'm new here. I have a 9 year old son who has ASD /ADHD diagnosis. We have struggled with "school refusal" for 3 years now. We finally got an IEP put in place at the end of last...

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Autism In Toddlers

I currently have my 2 & 1/2 yr old son enrolled in a private Montessori school. He use to excel in every way possible until right before he turned 2, he now has regressed...

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Need advice

Hi new here have an 8 yr old with pdd-nos and As he. He is in a mainstream classroom with a special ed consultant and aide. I . Also have a 5 yr old in kindergarten. Well...

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cry for help

My daughter has low functioning autism and she is nonverbal. She's the best thing that ever happened to me, but I feel like I'm going to lose my mind! She's very girly, she...

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Need advice

Hi new here have an 8 yr old with pdd-nos and As he. He is in a mainstream classroom with a special ed consultant and aide. I . Also have a 5 yr old in kindergarten. Well...

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School refusal and IEP help?

I'm new here. I have a 9 year old son who has ASD /ADHD diagnosis. We have struggled with "school refusal" for 3 years now. We finally got an IEP put in place at the end of last...

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9 year old boy with PDD/PTSD

My son was diagnosed with P D.D. anxiety nos, explosive disorder and PTSD. I left his Dad in 2010. He was mentally and physically abusive. I thought with treatment and all 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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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...