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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Speech

My son is 6 and half he is autistic, his only been talking about a year now, i say talking, putting words together and repeating alot of what you say. His speech is very...

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autism and aspergers

i have 3 children with autism and aspergers.....the eldest being nearly 21...when little was known of the condition..then a 17 year old with severe autism and behavoural issues...

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Vegetables

Any suggestions on how to get my 8 year old autistic step son to eat vegetables without throwing up?

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Today Show 3 part series

I saw on the Today show this morning about reaching Autism children through sensory. Today's part 2 was very interesting about how the mother of an autistic child re-modeled her...

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Sprinkling Strattera?

Hi: Has anyone had luck sprinkling Strattera? The docs insist it tastes so bad you can't do it, the kids won't take it, and they have to know how to swallow a pill. So far, no...

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Hello

I am in Missippi, St Martin specifiallly, does anyone know of a local group?

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fustrated

I am feeling so frustrated!!! I have been reading Jenny's books which are a great inspiration, on learning what could be best for my child. Also learning what doctors are not...

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Diagnosis not identified yet

BUT, my 13.5 yo son sounds exactly like so many of the children on here. He's been on melatonin since 6 or 7 years old. If he doesn't take it he doesn't go to sleep. He still...

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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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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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Feeling isolated

My 2 boys (3 and 17 months) were just diagnosed with ASD. I can't seem to stop crying. No one in my life understands what this is like, other than my husband. I have little...

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Aspie unlearning to read?

Hi, I just joined Circle of Moms, mainly because I have no mom friends that have children with Asperger's and I need help and someone who can relate. I have a 7 year old with...

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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...