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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Friend's mom

My almost 11-year-old fifth-grade daughter finally is talking about a friend in school she talks about this girl all the time, and says basically she's her best friend. This...

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austism

Wrongfuly dianosed at age 6/7 yrs and was on depakote and age 17/half dianosed austism aspergers

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Friend's mom

My almost 11-year-old fifth-grade daughter finally is talking about a friend in school she talks about this girl all the time, and says basically she's her best friend. This...

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Friend's mom

My almost 11-year-old fifth-grade daughter finally is talking about a friend in school she talks about this girl all the time, and says basically she's her best friend. This...

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Friend's mom

My almost 11-year-old fifth-grade daughter finally is talking about a friend in school she talks about this girl all the time, and says basically she's her best friend. This...

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Vyvance

My daughter is 12,she has been on vyvance for about 2 years for ADD, we see a paediatrician regularly however, I still have a lot of concerns. She does very strange things...

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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...