Em - posted on 11/13/2010 ( 36 moms have responded )
My son is almost 3 years old. He was born a healthy full term baby, but spent his first year with lots of ear infections, and at 1 1/2 just slightly failed a hearing test. He had tubes put in place a year ago, and has been working with speech teachers for about 4 months.He still is starting to use sentences(at least that we understand) I have recently been told he has characteristics of mild Autism.He can be very lovable but is not a big on cuddling. He lines things up alot, doesn't always respond to his name, has a hard time making(he does occasionally make it) and maintaining eye contact, he gets very angry often, he throws things and hits, and is overactive. He also does not play with other children(even my daughter who is 2 year older than he is) He also has a great imagination and loves I spy books(and is really good at them) and is a definite visual learner.He's never been in daycare or anything other than home with us. I'm not sure what of this is important when asking for others opinions, but I'm curious what other moms of Autistic children think. I don't know anyone with Autism so have nothing to base anything on. If anyone has any insight I would appreciate it, until we can get in with a developmental pediatrition. Thanks so much!