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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getting the diagnosis

Hi, My son is now 20, and although he always had a different way of looking at things, he got along fine. He was top grad at his high school, and had a couple friends. He did...

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autism research grants

I just read a story on yahoo news i thought would intrest everyone here. President Obama is tryng to get through more than $5 billion in grants to go to research on several...

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New to the site...

Hi...my name is Christina & I am the mother of a fabulous 4 year old boy :) His name is Austin & he has officially been diagnosed w/ Tourettes & ADHD. They are also considering...

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Hello I'm new

Hello everyone I have just joined up. My 14 year old niece is autistic, my sister is not computer literate. We live in New Zealand, Eileen (sister) lives in a small town with...

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Early diagnosis of asd?

I was reading an article recently on how an early diagnosis may be available in the future through placentas. They were saying something about when your child is born they can...

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New here! :)

Hi MOMS! I'm new here, but not to Autism :) I have 4 boys. 9, 7, 5, and 13months. My 7yr old is on the Autism Spectrum... We live in Leesburg, Fl. I look forward to getting...

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Functional Behavior Assessment

The school district is FINALLY doing a functional behavior assessment for my son who is almost 6. I am really concerned that they want to point the stinky finger at ADHD. I have...

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Think twin is autistic too

I know William is autistic. He is 19 months old. Although he does not see the developmental pediatrician until November, his symptoms are classic and the developmental...

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question

My son is 26 months....He dont like to play with other kids .....he self injury .....he never sit down....he has speech delay....poor eating habits....he spins and jump up...

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My son is 26 months....He dont like to play with other kids .....he self injury .....he never sit down....he has speech delay....poor eating habits....he spins and jump up...

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ASD and ADHD having an impact

My 8 year old middle child has recently been diagnosed with the above. He is such hard work and needs my attention 24/7. My boyfriend and I argue about it as he says I'm not...

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Autism and echolalia.

Hi, everyone. My daughter is 2 years and 8 months. She has a large vocabulary. She does communicate her wants, needs, but she has a lot of echolalia. She is almost always...

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My son is 26 months....He dont like to play with other kids .....he self injury .....he never sit down....he has speech delay....poor eating habits....he spins and jump up...

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My son is 26 months....He dont like to play with other kids .....he self injury .....he never sit down....he has speech delay....poor eating habits....he spins and jump up...

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vyvanse for ASD, ADHD, OCD

Hello, my son started Vyvanse and he is ASD,ADHD with repetitive compulsions. Today, he cried off and on all day which is not normal. He was also breathing heavy. Could these be...

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Where do I go from here?

I am not quite sure where I need to go from here. My lovely daughter is 3 and a half. She is in regular Pre-K and is doing fabulously. She had no issues with the changing of...

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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...