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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Please help!

I was wondersing if there was anyone that had any advice for me! I am a single mum to a 5 year old boy! I have been taking him to the doctors for help since he was 1 1/2. They...

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Medication question?

Any idea's..my son is aggresive right now it's gotten worse over the last few months he hit me in the eye this morning i don't think he meant to but it hurt. I'm a stay at home...

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Fund Raising for Autism Speaks

I'm leaving on Sunday (9/20) to go to a conference in Las Vegas. We always have a charity each year that we pick. This year's charity is Autism Speaks. Here's the link to the...

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Vaccination schedule...

Is anyone else considering delaying or "spacing out" their baby's shots? Since autism runs in our family, I want to take every possible precaution in preventing it in my 10...

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Child with Autism and Apraxia

Gabriel is two years old and has both Developmental Apraxia (of speech), and Autism. He is receiving the therapy he needs, but its only once a week. What else at home can I do...

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At home Mom and work

I am a stay at home mom, with a disability of PTSD. For a long time, I was in a bad state, but something changed one day, I decided I wasn't going to let this take anything...

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Hi

Hi, my name is Jennifer. I am the mother of Maggie who is 16. Maggie's diagnosis for the last 15 years has been NLVD. This school year was extremely difficult for Maggie and...

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Losing my mind

Hi everyone. I need help/advice please. I am at the end of my tether. I have 7-year old twin girls, born at 28 weeks. The one is an absolute delight - the happiest, most...

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Hi

Hi, my name is Jennifer. I am the mother of Maggie who is 16. Maggie's diagnosis for the last 15 years has been NLVD. This school year was extremely difficult for Maggie and...

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Private school

Our son was diagnosed, at the age of 12, with HFA. He has been in a small community private school for 6 years, and is very comfortable there. I'm not sure the school knows...

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Private school

Our son was diagnosed, at the age of 12, with HFA. He has been in a small community private school for 6 years, and is very comfortable there. I'm not sure the school knows...

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Autism test explanation

Hi everyone! Could anyone please explain to me what this means My daughter scored positive on M-CHAT-R and also on M-CHAT-R/F? Thank you all kindly in advance for your response

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Losing my mind

Hi everyone. I need help/advice please. I am at the end of my tether. I have 7-year old twin girls, born at 28 weeks. The one is an absolute delight - the happiest, most...

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EA pushing child

My stomach is in knots. Here's a bit of background. My son is 10 years old, and has high functioning autism. This causes outbursts, difficulties with fine motor skills,...

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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...