Karmi - posted on 05/10/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
Today I took my son to the doctor for an unrelated reason to this topic, but she has been concerned because of his delay in speech. My son is 15 months old, doesn't talk a whole lot but says a few words here and there. The first thing that popped into my head was autism because of some things I have read. He throws tantrums non stop through out the day. He isn't eatting properly because he is extremely picky. Plus his speech is kind of off. I don't know much about autism, but do you think my son could possibly have it? He will be getting evaluate by Heartland AEA which is a developmental specialist who evaluates him at home. I just don't know if I am worrying myself too much or if my son really could be autistic. I'm really scared because I'm a single mom and don't know if I can do this on my own. I love my son very much regardless of the outcome, but can I really deal with this? It's a scary thought to have, and I'm really worried. Does anyone have suggesstions or any help? Thank you!