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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Autistic 18 year old

Hi. My autistic 18 year old daughter is a great kid, however she likes to stim verbally and has pica. Anyone out there with a similiar situation?

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Could do with a chat.

Hi I'm new to this. I would love to chat and share experiences with others mums in the same boat as me. My six year old son, Jude, has severe learning difficulties and autism....

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I don't know how I feel!

Ok, I really just need a rant. I've just found out that my 2 year old has ASD, although we don't know where about on the spectrum he is yet. It's not that I wasn't expecting it,...

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Need Potty Training Advice.

Hi, My son Liam is 4yrs old and has Autism. He has been potty training for 3 months now and doing really well. we were at the point that he only wore pull-ups at night to bed....

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Potty Training Boys

My sons is a little of 2 1/2 years old and it's hard for me to potty train him. I sit him on the potty and he will never say I have to potty, ppe-pee boo-boo or anyhting. What...

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new to diagnoses

my 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with pdd-nos a few weeks ago. she has been through a alot to get to the point she is now. she has been o.t., p.t., and speech since she...

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melitonin

Hi there, has anyone tried melitonin for sleep for their child with autism? We are seeing our paediatrician on friday and are considering melitonin for helping my wee boy...

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Behavioural Optometrists

My youngest son Ned has been struggleing at school with his reading and writing. He is now in grade 3 and his little confidence has bottomed out. Fortunately because his big...

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behavior and effects on siblings

ok, i have a pdd-nos 3 year old. my other children are 4,2, and 9 months old. here is my problem, how do i explain lyzette to the 4 year old? lyzette does EVERYTHING Ionalibby...

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the journey.

in the journey. of being a parent of. a child with a diablity i have. learned. to put. myself frist i. have an 11year old son with autism. and developmental delay. at the time...

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efucstions

I have an. 11 year old son with. Autism. Development. Delay. And. A.D.D ,between 2006-2012 the school district did not do an educational evauation on my son . between that...

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what is an IEP

my 12 year old son has has difficulty following the school program so he has fallen behind . he moved from a school with seven children and now is in a school with a classroom...

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My son will not poop on the potty

My almost 7 year old will not poop on the potty. He has high functioning autism. I have tried many different ideas from family, Internet, doctor. I'm a very patient mom, but now...

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PDD

HI my name is Dennise my son is 6 years old he have been Diagnoses with Pervasive Development Disorder NO. Now I have a somewhat of what that mean but it still not clear to me....

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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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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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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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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...