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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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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where do i begin??

i am having a hard time finding a starting point! i have had many problems with my youngest who is just over 1year of age and deep down i know somethings are just not right with...

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I think my son is autistic

I have a 7 year old son who has be diagnossed and mentally disturped, global devopmental delay, hypotoia and hyporeflexia. though I think it is more. I know alot of autistic...

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Intro

Hi there, I am Tiffany and have a 4yr old son with aspergers. I also have a 7yr old girl & 2yr old boy. My husband & I found out last year that Connor has asperger's and it...

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Should I change counlsers?

I have twins that are 13 a boy and a girl. Boy 12 and another boy 7. I have been fighting these past few weeks to keep my 13 yr old boy out of Juvie. He has only been home 2...

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Hello!

Hi I just wanted to introduce myself! I am 31 and the Mother of 3 children and 1 on the way. My oldest is 10 years of age and he has PDD-NOS with a co-morbid of Bi-Polar and...

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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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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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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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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...