Melissa - posted on 12/09/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hi there I have a little boy who was 3 in october and after discussions with his daycare we both think he is showing signs of autism eg. he is not speaking much as yet, he does not react well to change, has an obssession with his matchbox cars and has always lined them up since before his 2nd bday and if they are moved out of order he absolutely freaks out and takes a bit to calm down again. When he gets excited he hits himself in the forehead..He is constantly hitting & pushing his brother & sister but the thing that confuses me is he IS quite affectionate when he wants to be & there is always eye contact & he does like playing with other children also. I am currently waiting to see a paediatrician at the moment but just doing some reading myself and hearing other mothers stories with their kids I have come to my own conclusion that he has PDD-NOS but guess I will have to wait to see the specialist. I had always thought he was a hyper kid and always described him as non stop always on the go type kid and knew that his overreacting was not 'normal' but it was the daycare who actually bought it to my attenttion as one of his teachers there...her daughter has PDD-NOS and thought my son showed similar signs also.