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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Doing therapy yourself....

My husband has recently asked me to take come classes on how to do more intense therapy with our children. My daughter 2.5 with PDD-NOS and my son (5.5) with PDD/Aspergers. My...

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son hitting other kids

Hi my son is almost 6 and is in prep at school (1st year) they are having trouble with him hitting the other kids for no reason, they thought it might be because they were in...

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Kids and Church

I am Catholic and haven't been able to go to church for years! My daughter just can't handle the situation. Our churches tend to be dark with odd lighting and large and...

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Sensery And Poop

My son is 4 and autistic he has allot of sensory issues as well. He has started to potty train on his own not wanting to ware a diaper so we have been putting him on the potty...

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diet

do they grow into allergies? my boy over the last mouth,keeps being sick now and then! could it be milk?

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Dramatic Speech improvement.

Hi All, Just thought I would let you know that we have had a big improvement in our son's speech. Thanks to him watching Mr. Bean the series. Before he started watching this...

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Car trouble

How can I keep my 7 yr. old in his booster seat in the car? He keeps on unbuckiling himself and it drives us nuts. And with all the law restrictrions I'm afraid we're going to...

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chromosome defects

I was wondering if anyone out there has had a child w a chromosome deletion. My daughter was recently diagnosed w an unnamed deletion and I am trying to find someone to share...

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How this Mum feels some days

We often see topics about how to help our kids but not very often do I see Mum's and Dad's say how they feel. Like some days, i want to throw my son threw a window, ok I don't...

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Is it autism?

I know they say Autism can't be diagnosed until the age of two, but I am wondering if maybe you can tell earlier than this. My daughter is 7 months old, and since she was about...

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Is it autism?

I know they say Autism can't be diagnosed until the age of two, but I am wondering if maybe you can tell earlier than this. My daughter is 7 months old, and since she was about...

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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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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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Seeking advice for toddler

Thank you to anyone taking the time to read this. My son has just turned 2 and showing some signs of being on the spectrum as in he's not really talking and seems to have some...

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Seeking advice for toddler

Thank you to anyone taking the time to read this. My son has just turned 2 and showing some signs of being on the spectrum as in he's not really talking and seems to have some...

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Seeking advice for toddler

Thank you to anyone taking the time to read this. My son has just turned 2 and showing some signs of being on the spectrum as in he's not really talking and seems to have some...

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Seeking advice for toddler

Thank you to anyone taking the time to read this. My son has just turned 2 and showing some signs of being on the spectrum as in he's not really talking and seems to have some...

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Seeking advice for toddler

Thank you to anyone taking the time to read this. My son has just turned 2 and showing some signs of being on the spectrum as in he's not really talking and seems to have some...

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9 year old boy with PDD/PTSD

My son was diagnosed with P D.D. anxiety nos, explosive disorder and PTSD. I left his Dad in 2010. He was mentally and physically abusive. I thought with treatment and all the...

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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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I feel so broken

I am reaching out to talk to a mother of a Aurtisic child/children I am a mother of 4 beautiful kids, my 15 yrs old daignosed with severe depression,14 yrs old, which is my only...

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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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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...