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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Autistic 18 year old

Hi. My autistic 18 year old daughter is a great kid, however she likes to stim verbally and has pica. Anyone out there with a similiar situation?

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Could do with a chat.

Hi I'm new to this. I would love to chat and share experiences with others mums in the same boat as me. My six year old son, Jude, has severe learning difficulties and autism....

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I don't know how I feel!

Ok, I really just need a rant. I've just found out that my 2 year old has ASD, although we don't know where about on the spectrum he is yet. It's not that I wasn't expecting it,...

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Need Potty Training Advice.

Hi, My son Liam is 4yrs old and has Autism. He has been potty training for 3 months now and doing really well. we were at the point that he only wore pull-ups at night to bed....

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Potty Training Boys

My sons is a little of 2 1/2 years old and it's hard for me to potty train him. I sit him on the potty and he will never say I have to potty, ppe-pee boo-boo or anyhting. What...

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new to diagnoses

my 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with pdd-nos a few weeks ago. she has been through a alot to get to the point she is now. she has been o.t., p.t., and speech since she...

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melitonin

Hi there, has anyone tried melitonin for sleep for their child with autism? We are seeing our paediatrician on friday and are considering melitonin for helping my wee boy...

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Behavioural Optometrists

My youngest son Ned has been struggleing at school with his reading and writing. He is now in grade 3 and his little confidence has bottomed out. Fortunately because his big...

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behavior and effects on siblings

ok, i have a pdd-nos 3 year old. my other children are 4,2, and 9 months old. here is my problem, how do i explain lyzette to the 4 year old? lyzette does EVERYTHING Ionalibby...

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What about kindy????

My son Lukas, who has high functioning autism is currently attending childcare 3 times a wk while I'm at work, but some people I've spoken to say he should start pre-entry kindy...

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Hi

Hi, my name is Jennifer. I am the mother of Maggie who is 16. Maggie's diagnosis for the last 15 years has been NLVD. This school year was extremely difficult for Maggie and...

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Losing my mind

Hi everyone. I need help/advice please. I am at the end of my tether. I have 7-year old twin girls, born at 28 weeks. The one is an absolute delight - the happiest, most...

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Hi

Hi, my name is Jennifer. I am the mother of Maggie who is 16. Maggie's diagnosis for the last 15 years has been NLVD. This school year was extremely difficult for Maggie and...

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Private school

Our son was diagnosed, at the age of 12, with HFA. He has been in a small community private school for 6 years, and is very comfortable there. I'm not sure the school knows...

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Private school

Our son was diagnosed, at the age of 12, with HFA. He has been in a small community private school for 6 years, and is very comfortable there. I'm not sure the school knows...

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Autism test explanation

Hi everyone! Could anyone please explain to me what this means My daughter scored positive on M-CHAT-R and also on M-CHAT-R/F? Thank you all kindly in advance for your response

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Losing my mind

Hi everyone. I need help/advice please. I am at the end of my tether. I have 7-year old twin girls, born at 28 weeks. The one is an absolute delight - the happiest, most...

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EA pushing child

My stomach is in knots. Here's a bit of background. My son is 10 years old, and has high functioning autism. This causes outbursts, difficulties with fine motor skills,...

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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...