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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Are vitamins any good???

My son, aged 3, has Autism and ADHD. He is on an additive, preservative and color free diet, which means there is alot of foods he can't have, This is particularly difficult...

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Weighted blanket at night

Hi, I am thinking of ordering my 7-year old son a bed-sized weighted blanket to see if it helps with his poor sleep. Had anyone tried this? Any success or horror stories?...

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ADHD and ASD

My son is 6 yrs old and has been diagnosed with ADHD and ASD, he is on medication but I am really struggling with aggressive behaviour and bedtimes, any advice?

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Help

I am from Torrington Ct and my son is autistic and will be entering kindergarton next year. We wnat to send him to a certain school and need an advocate or help in finding a...

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PDD-NOS

That is the diagnosis of my nephew Sean. He is an awesome kid that sometimes has hard times connecting with people. If you stop to take the time, you get more responses.

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Amanda

My name is Amanda Banks I am 29 years old and I have a 5 year old little boy with Hydrocephalus, Autism and Ad/Hd. Is is currently in a special needs Pre-K in the public school...

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Make up and boys

My little lad is 7 and had high functioning autism and he is going through a phase of wanting to wear make up even though I tell him boys don't wear it, he just says he likes it...

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Autism In Toddlers

I currently have my 2 & 1/2 yr old son enrolled in a private Montessori school. He use to excel in every way possible until right before he turned 2, he now has regressed...

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School refusal and IEP help?

I'm new here. I have a 9 year old son who has ASD /ADHD diagnosis. We have struggled with "school refusal" for 3 years now. We finally got an IEP put in place at the end of last...

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Autism In Toddlers

I currently have my 2 & 1/2 yr old son enrolled in a private Montessori school. He use to excel in every way possible until right before he turned 2, he now has regressed...

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Need advice

Hi new here have an 8 yr old with pdd-nos and As he. He is in a mainstream classroom with a special ed consultant and aide. I . Also have a 5 yr old in kindergarten. Well...

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cry for help

My daughter has low functioning autism and she is nonverbal. She's the best thing that ever happened to me, but I feel like I'm going to lose my mind! She's very girly, she...

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Need advice

Hi new here have an 8 yr old with pdd-nos and As he. He is in a mainstream classroom with a special ed consultant and aide. I . Also have a 5 yr old in kindergarten. Well...

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School refusal and IEP help?

I'm new here. I have a 9 year old son who has ASD /ADHD diagnosis. We have struggled with "school refusal" for 3 years now. We finally got an IEP put in place at the end of last...

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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...