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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medical bracelet

Some parents like myself have the fear of what happens if my child gets lost. Whether its at the mall or school. So my daughter has this medical bracelet. I chose this...

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asperger syndrome

My son was diagnosed with asperger syndrome and adhd at 3. He is almost 7 now and I have had so many teachers say they don't see it. However concerned teachers are what led us...

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Food

Son eats French fries, veggie sticks skiddles candyonly. Has dairy allergies as well. Where is there help for him!!!!

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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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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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MASTURBATION

I really need some advise here my son has Autism and is 12 1/2 yrs old and has just started masturbating, I did not think he would know to do such a thing without any discussion...

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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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Not eating

My son is 2 yrs old and has been recently diagnosed with autism. He has a lot of sensory issues that I am now learning to help him with but our biggest problem now is his eating...

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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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Correcting a autistic child

I have an autistic child she is 7 yrs old she curses at her brothers an thinks saying i'm going to kill you is funny and uses that when she gets angry mainly at her 2 brothers,...

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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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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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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...