Kendra - posted on 03/04/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi my name is Kendra. My son is 14 and has autism. He is nonverbal. He was diagnosed when he was three. I am his stepmother but he's my son because I've lived with him and taken care of him since he was 5.
His teachers over the past years were always focused on teaching him sign language, which he knows some, and or using the pecs system and the speak and tech verbal box. For me it seems they don't focus enough on him talking. They focus more on him just communicating through other means. I guess my question is after a certain age, Will they talk? Is it too late for a break through? I don't think so. I pray every day for a miracle. We have seven children and if you looked at my son you wouldn't even think anything was wrong.... that is until he opens his mouth and yells. So let me know what you think.