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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Autism diagnosis

We have been waiting patiently for our first appointment with a great hospital locally that has a center for autism. We've been in all kids of therapies for some time but...

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Just starting this journey.

Hi! I'm new to this site and am trying to find some answers to questions that I have and to also help me cope. My daughter who turned 2 in August is being referred to a...

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homeschooling

Hello, My name is Nikki and i am thinking about homeschooling our 9 year old son. If anyone is homeschooling i would love to hear how it is working.... Thanks

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homeschooling

Hello, My name is Nikki and i am thinking about homeschooling our 9 year old son. If anyone is homeschooling i would love to hear how it is working.... Thanks

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Dental problems

My 12 year old boy has terrible teeth. On a good day he will let me help him brush his teeth but even then if I start to apply any pressure he freaks out. His teeth are...

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aggression

my 10 y old autistic child is becoming more aggressive lately. He is making grunting noises when asked to do something other than what he is doing,he stomps his feet and if...

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girating

Thank you Holly for putting a name to my 6 year old grandsons humping. His name is Trigo and he has highly funtional autism...he seems to do this more when he is frustrated and...

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girating

Thank you Holly for putting a name to my 6 year old grandsons humping. His name is Trigo and he has highly funtional autism...he seems to do this more when he is frustrated and...

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Protective gym gloves

My daughter is super focused on American Ninja Warriors right now. Her dad built her monkey bars in the basement. Between that and the monkey bars at school, she spends so much...

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How do I let go?

Hi I'm Lisa and I'm the parent of a 20 year old with aspergers. I don't even know where to start because it has been a crazy 20 years. I'm so confused on how to let go of my son...

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ABA/VB Therapist Available

I am an ABA/VB therapist with over 21 years experience designing and implementing programs for children with autism. I am able to obtain outstanding results in a relatively...

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Early autism flags advice

Our son is 15 months old and he presents the following behavioral mix: (Non-English, bilingual family exposed to 90% mom language, 7% dad language, 3% English) Rarely...

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Early autism flags advice

Our son is 15 months old and he presents the following behavioral mix: (Non-English, bilingual family exposed to 90% mom language, 7% dad language, 3% English) Rarely...

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New to the group

Hello all.My name is Wendy and I have a 5 with mild autism.I would love to meet some other mothers and children on the same level as us,and set up a play date.My Lilly does ok...

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20 year old daughter

My daughter is now 20, but I have always known there was something "different" about her, not necessarily in a bad way, just different. She is extremely intelligent, excells at...

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Screening for an ASD

After three years of researching and reading articles on ASD, anxiety, sensory dysfunction, oppositional behavior, ADD/ADHD and much more. Two years of struggling with meltdowns...

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20 year old daughter

My daughter is now 20, but I have always known there was something "different" about her, not necessarily in a bad way, just different. She is extremely intelligent, excells at...

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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...