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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divorce because of autism

Has anyone wanted a divorce because their child got autism from their spouses side of the family and you don't want another child w/autism? I want another child but not w/my...

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Diffusing the rages

Hi again. :) I'm curious (without an official diagnosis), what are ways you use to calm or diffuse volatile or potentially volatile rages/aggressions? My 13 yo son gets worse...

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Milk may be magical

For 6 months my son was allergic to milk and eggs. The allergist gave us the go-ahead to reintroduce milk late last week, and I am shocked to report that his autism symptoms...

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Autistic Son in Little League

My son is 9 and has been diagnosed with PDDNOS. He tells me he loves playing baseball, but when he is on the field, he doesn't seem interested. He walks from the field to the...

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Autism

My 12 rear old daughter has been diagnosed as on autistic spectrum, in main stream school, gets very angry and violent towards me, anyone who has experienced this with their...

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Please help with potty tips!

I have two boys on the spectrum. My soon to be 5 year old is significantly impacted and is not at all willing to us the toilet. I used all the classic tricks on his brother...

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Cutting out wheat

I think my son has outgrown his allergies to milk and eggs (about to reintroduce them to find out for sure), but I just learned that my son has a wheat allergy. Anyone have...

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Aspergers and self esteem

My son is 11 and was diagnosed with aspergers 2 years ago. He's very high functioning. But, in his mind he's "retarded". There are days that I hear "I'm retarded" and "I'm...

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Tenex

Has anyone used tenex with their childs adhd meds? She currently is on Vyvanse 60mg and respidal in the afternoon. I want her off respidone for weight issues but wanted some...

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Autism

Hey my son was recently diagnosed with autism. Just wondering if anybody had any advice they could give me on what to do for him. He Artie has therapy four times a week was...

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auditor processing. disorders

does any one have a child . that has autism. with auditor. processing. disorder. qnd the school. refuses to help. they said auditory processing. disorder. is not a disability....

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Son With Aspergers...HELP!!!

My 7 year old son who is the first grade was diagnosed with Asperger's back in Feb of this year. My son is a very sweet and gifted (academically) child however he is unable to...

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Struggling

Hi everyone, my name is Heather. I have twin girls, one of which is on the spectrum! This little statement is the first I have ever admitted to out in the open. She is currently...

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Tenex

Has anyone used tenex with their childs adhd meds? She currently is on Vyvanse 60mg and respidal in the afternoon. I want her off respidone for weight issues but wanted some...

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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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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...