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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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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Autism/Asperger's

If there is a mother out there with a child with Autism/Asperger's i would love to talk too you as you could help me through difficult times and i could help you also as we...

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BEST CAKE GF/CF

Betty Crocker new Gluten free cake mix.!!! baking isle, soooo good can't tell the difference. giving them props for being good at their job. NOt ok if you have soy allergy...

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aspergers and biting

hi guys my 6 yr old has aspergers and has taken to biting,i havnt a clue why or what to do about it? any suggestions or advice would b gratefully received.....help. she has...

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School evals vs Dr. Diagnosis

Hi all, My 8 year old has been diagnosed with Aspergers by his doctor (psych) whom he's been seeing for ADHD. We were told that he would have to have a formal evaluation from...

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preteen mastubation

It's NORMAL, I have a ten year old who does it pretty much every day, it,s not a big deal just talk to him or her about hygiene, simple!!

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Correcting a autistic child

I have an autistic child she is 7 yrs old she curses at her brothers an thinks saying i'm going to kill you is funny and uses that when she gets angry mainly at her 2 brothers,...

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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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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...