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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Help! He's regressing

My son turns seven in August and he was diagnosed with high funtioning autism in April last year. Almost all of his "autistic behaviour" disapeared, but it has returned now....

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Stimming

My daughter (age 2 yrs 4 months) hasn't officially been diagnosed, but it looks like she is on the autism spectrum. The thing that I have the most trouble with is stimming. I...

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Driving

Wow, my son (20) finally passed his learners permit for driving. Now we have to teach him how to drive. Any suggestions on teaching him. I taught my daughter how to drive years...

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Problems with changes

My daughter Haleigh has a Non verbal learning disorder with short term and long term memory problems. She is on the spectrum. Haleigh will be going into 5th grade in the fall....

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Lack of Awareness of Autism

As a mother of a 5year old autistic son I am extremely suprised to find that many people are very nieve to the effects and levels of autism in children and just assume that the...

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School hassles

I have a 7yr with Asperger's, ADD and major anxiety issues. He is really really struggling in school and only attends for 2hrs a day well that was until this week. Jakob has...

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Humming and Aspergers

My son is 12yrs. old. He was diagnosed with Aspergers as well as ADHD when he was 8yrs. old. We have had many struggles throughout the years. I am searching to see if anyone has...

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on my own

I am on my own with 2 childrean eldest has aspergers has anybody got any tips 4 me 2 cope with both of them when he in what i call a black day

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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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the journey.

in the journey. of being a parent of. a child with a diablity i have. learned. to put. myself frist i. have an 11year old son with autism. and developmental delay. at the time...

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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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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...