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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Epsom Salt

I heard epsom salt is good for autistic kids when used in the bath. How much and how often do I use the epsom salt?

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Latuda for autism?

My 10 yr old son just started taking Latuda just a few days ago. Risperdal did not work well with his aggressive behavior, it just made him gain so much wt. he is now on...

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autism

my 7 year old boy diagnosed with asd in june 2011. darren tries to talk but most stuff he says is not clear.

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Verbal Stimming

Has anyone been able to curb or eliminate verbal stimming in their child with autism? This is new. He is 3 and has just started this in the last few months. I seriously want...

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Need opinions

So I'm starting to have concerns. My little boy is super smart and understands everything we tell him. Follows commands- get this, bring this, throw it away etx. Also points,...

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Latuda

Has anyone had their child on this medication for mood regulation? My son started it yesterday and I can't find much on the Internet about it! He has PDD and a mood disorder and...

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where do i go for help

My daughter was diagnosed with a speech and language delay at age 4. She is now 12 and is way behind her peers socially and academically. I was told as her speech developed...

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need advice on changes

hi every one my son is 15 and they keep changing his dx but for the last 5 years its been autistic before that aspergers so we know he is some where in the spectrum anyways...

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need advice on changes

hi every one my son is 15 and they keep changing his dx but for the last 5 years its been autistic before that aspergers so we know he is some where in the spectrum anyways...

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How Do I Know

My daughter is 4. She can be the sweetest little girl. Then... She can have super scary outbursts over the smallest of issues. She will arch up on her toes, bite herself,...

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Think before you speak!

Today has been really trying- I got to see just how cruel and ignorant people truly are. Spencer had an appointment with the Ear Nose and Throat doctor today- and like most kids...

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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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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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Son has problems making friends

My son is 10 years old and is diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. He has had bullying problems at school in the past. This last year of school seemed to go much better. But I...

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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...