Laura - posted on 06/04/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
My son was recently diagnosed as mildly autistic. He is doing very well with early intervention and preschool. He can count to 10, name shapes and colors and animals and lots of other objects, but his communication is still lacking. He has words but not a lot of language. It is hard to know how much he is and isn't doing is age appropriate or autism. He gets frustrated when he can't make us understand his needs because he doen't know how to put the words together. He is in speech therapy and it has helped but it appears we do have a long way to go. He is my first so without direct comparison, I didn't know he was that behind until his pediatrician was concerned. It has been very eye opening to see other kids his age and their ability to form sentences, call other children by name and play together.