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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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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A.S. and dating

My son is 16. He has been diagnosed with ADD, A.S. and Anxtiety. He just started dating five months ago. He may be getting too serious. How do we help him through this time?

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CHILD'S FEARS

Does anyone have any tips for this: My husband and I went out for a few hours last Saturday. We left our 11 1/2 yr old home alone. He has been left alone in late afternoons...

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Move or not move?

Hi, my 8 year old son is ADHD and high functioning autistic. At beginning of school last year he was on wrong med and having really bad meltdowns. Hitting cussing the whole nine...

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Looking to meet other mommies!

Hi, I am 27 and have two boys! We have lived in Surprise for two years and are always looking to meet more mommies!! We are recently moving to Desert Oasis community. Looking to...

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PDD

HI my name is Dennise my son is 6 years old he have been Diagnoses with Pervasive Development Disorder NOS Autism. Now I have a somewhat of what that mean but it still not clear...

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PDD

HI my name is Dennise my son is 6 years old he have been Diagnoses with Pervasive Development Disorder NOS Autism. Now I have a somewhat of what that mean but it still not clear...

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Confused about medications

Are there any alternatives to stimulants and combination of intuniv/zoloft? Focalin and concerts made him my son an emotional wreck and now intuniv/zoloft are doing something...

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Move or not move?

Hi, my 8 year old son is ADHD and high functioning autistic. At beginning of school last year he was on wrong med and having really bad meltdowns. Hitting cussing the whole nine...

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pdd

hi iam amber and my daughter daylene has pdd and iam looking for other moms like me just so i have someone who understands!

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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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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...