Patty - posted on 01/13/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
This my first post on a message board and I'm a little nervous.
We've had concerns that our son (32 mo.) is showing signs of Autism and we're just starting down the path to get him evaluated. I was reading through a warning sign checklist; it seems to me that they've put so much there that it's hard to tell what's real and what's not. Some of the items on the list seem like age appropriate behavior - I guess the Pediatric Neurologist will determine that? We're waiting for the referral.
My question is this... one of the items on the checklist says "Excessive fascination and/or obsession with dinosaurs or trains (particularly Thomas)" Yes or No.
Don't all boys like dinosaurs and trains and why does it matter if it's Thomas? Just curious why they've singled out Thomas the Tank Engine. I don't understand.