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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OMEGA 3 supplementing

Hi, my soon to be 3yr old was diagnosised with ASD in May and I have been giving him Omega 3 gelcaps for about a year. I give him 3 gelcaps a day, but I was wondering if anyone...

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Autism Question -

I have 6yr old twin girls one with autism, lately she has been having horrible temper tantrums, (she hates me, throws things at me hits me etc). How can I tell if this is...

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ADD Meds

So, I was all set to take the leap and get my son on Straterra before school started. I went to pick up the medication and the pharmacist, who also is the mother of one of his...

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PDD Help

Can any one relate and give me suggestions. My 6 year old has a diagnosis of PDD- NOS and he can be a super happy kid laughing a lot but can spend days being very very negative...

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Questions

My son Elijah has a lot of similarites to children with autism. To date he does not have that diagnosis. He has sensory issues, his speech is delayed (getting better with...

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My son is 21 months old...

When my 4 year old was about 3 I believed that it was possible he was Auistic...but his dad told me I was wrong...and since he has custody of him I cant take him to get him...

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Tooth Fairy with Autism

I have a 6 year old boy with High Functioning Autism. He just lost a tooth on Wednesday and is still very uncomfortable about it. He started pulling it out in the van, so we...

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New to this and FRUSTRATED

Ok, Lyzette is my autistic daughter. It seems like every little thing will set her into a screaming fit lately. i have no idea why. when she starts screaming my 2 yr old starts...

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Companion Dogs ?

Hello every one my name is Jaime I have a daughter that is 20 she was Dig with Aspergers/PDD at 6. and about 8 years ago was Dig Paranoid Schizophrenic. it Has been a long hard...

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Does is make you sad?

As a single mom, I've had to over come a lot things. It's hard doing this alone (it's hard doing it with someone too!). I haven't gotten the final diagnosis...we're just...

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Chewy tubes

My son moves his jaw side to side and bites down while he does it. The OT started him on a Chewy tube and he loves it but when its not around he chews on stuff. I think the...

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Autism and Summer Camp

My son (age 10) suffers from anxiety disorder (well controlled on medication ) and autism. This last summer he attended sleep away camp and voiced no objections to attending. We...

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Autism and Summer Camp

My son (age 10) suffers from anxiety disorder (well controlled on medication ) and autism. This last summer he attended sleep away camp and voiced no objections to attending. We...

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2 year old twins with autism

Hi I have 2 year old twins with autism who aren't talking at all yet, has anyone else got a child going through this and if so have they started speaking yet? I worry about the...

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2 year old twins with autism

Hi I have 2 year old twins with autism who aren't talking at all yet, has anyone else got a child going through this and if so have they started speaking yet? I worry about the...

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explaining. my child

im not tired. of explaining my child because he is different. and that is my reality . so in some situation. i explain before i get. to a places other times i state my child has...

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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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Other moms exclude my son

Looking for commiseration and comfort. I have a 3.5 year old on the spectrum. We live in a neighborhood with tons of parents in their 30's and toddlers everywhere you turn. I've...

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medcaid waiver

I have a Medicaid. Wavier for. My son with Autism. Developmental delay and A.D,D im having a. Hard Time getting op,speech,and pt outside of the school. Medicaid. Waiver says...

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6 year old autistic son

Hi my name is Hope and I am the mother of a 6 year old autistic/ adhd combined type. I decided yesterday to remove my son from the public school system. He had been through the...

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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...