Life With Autism - A FreeForum

Katey - posted on 12/07/2008 ( 71 moms have responded )

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http://lifewithautism.forumotion.net

This is a freeforum that I have just started for people who lives are touched by autism.

Please, come along and join our warm, friendly family. Share some pics and stories, or just chat with others who are like-minded and who have shared similar experiences.



Ta, Hope To See You There! !

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Lisa - posted on 05/13/2013

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I'm Lisa. My son, age 11 has classic autism. Diagnosed at age 3. He has been doing well. He is rounding out 5th grade. Has been in a contained classroom for the duration of his schooling. This year he is in a class of 5 students, with teacher and two assistants.
His language has come a long way in the last year and he is reading better and his school work has come along. His is not at his grade level, but is improving. He is a great kid, developing his sense of humor, loves cats.

Deb - posted on 04/25/2012

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Hi, My name is Deb, I have a 15 yr son with intellectual disability with Autism and Tourette Syndrome. He was diagnosed 2 yrs ago after seeing many Pediatric Doctor's. Lot's of separation issues, will not go to many places with his mum at his side. When we got his diagnoses his father left, as he wasn;t happy with our life. The father I think also has Aspergers, now that I know more about it, with the ticks.(Tourette Syndrome) which he denies. My son has not been to school since. He was in main stream school but not coping well at all, and left at the start of repeating yr.8. He has panic attacks when we are about to leave the house to attend appointments.I end up attending the appointment alone. But as they need to see him it doesn't help us. He is a large boy, standing at 6 ft 1 in and 130 kg, he stress eats when upset. But he is so loving and caring, wouldn't hurt any one, but people are wary of him because of his size. majority of people do not understand, We have a really nice social worker doing her best to find some where for my son to interact with others, and maybe find a friend. Unfortunately I have to work, while my son stays at home. He cooks and plays / surfs the net researching things that interest him on the computer. We live on the western side of Melbourne Australia If any one knows of a place maybe we haven't tried, I would welcome any sugestions.

Ann - posted on 02/03/2009

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Hi My name is Ann Marie...



I have a six year old son Nicolas who has Autism... He is my youngest and he is my life... He was diagnosed 3 years ago... But at first we were told he had hearing loss.. But i knew something else was wrong... So we got a new Doctor and he was a great Dr... Within minutes of our appointment he told us he had Autism.. At last we knew what we were dealing with and now we can get on the right road for him... He is in 1st grade and doing well... He has issues with social and sensory. It is very hard at time when we got out for family day.. I know a lot of you are dealing with the same things.. When we had a melt down people think we are just letting him get away with things... We always get dirty looks and i have had a few mothers tell me to control my child... It's very hard for me ass well as i am a military wife who's husbands is always gone.... I have 2 other children a 9 year and a 18 year who just left home for college... I'm very glad i found this site... I'm coming to understand that i'm not the only one who deals with this... Nicolas is my life and he is just an angel... He is very happy child and loves to watch movies and swim... I would loved to hear from mothers who deal with the same issue... God Bless our Angels & you and your family's....

Tina - posted on 12/26/2008

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my son is six and was diagnosed last year , i find it hard with his school , where there still think hes a normal child and he stilll finds it hard to understand wats going on with his life , it make me so upset where it wont get reconised for wat it is and they wont take action with his problems

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Lisa - posted on 11/01/2013

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Hi Marie T, I am new to this wonderful page. I, too, have a five year old girl who is autistic. My six year old son is also autistic. I am blessed to have the full support of my spouse and it hurts to hear that you have been abandoned by your child's father and your family. I just wanted you to know that you are not alone. I am in the process of starting a foundation that will offer support to families affected by autism. Let's stay connected through this forum. If you would like my email address just let me know. Continue to take care of yourself and your beautiful son. ~Lisa

Marie - posted on 09/14/2013

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Hello Everyone,

I'm very happy to have found this page.

I feel so alone sometimes because my only child is 5 year old is diagnosed with autism and his father abandoned us when he found out and my family also. I'm a single mom and struggling to pay rent and bills on top of this paying for organic for my son is very hard. Are other single mom s in the same case as me? He gets ssi but not enough. I only have his teacher ans social workers to talk to. He is a sweet child and I love him. I just don't know what to do any more. I 'd like to share with other families


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Vanessa - posted on 06/06/2013

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My beautiful 2 year old son has been diagnosed with moderate to sever autism and is non verbal

Jenny - posted on 04/27/2012

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Lexi is in the process of being diagnosed with autism........i am sad, in shock, and feel very over protective over her.............i love her uncomditonally just the way she is.

Candace - posted on 02/24/2012

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Hi, my son is three and was diagnosed yesterday with ASD. It didn't come as a surprise but for some reason I felt like my heart stopped when the doctor gave us the diagnosis. We have been trying to get a diagnosis since May but in our area there is only one Developmental Peds doctor. Currently he is only taking Clonidine at bedtime to help him with his sleep problems but I feel that he may need something more. He is very busy and lately has been very aggressive to other kids as well as his teachers. Are any of your children on anything to help calm them down during the day? I don't want him to hurt himself or anyone else. When he gets upset he is so strong that I can't even calm him down.

Sharee - posted on 02/24/2012

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hi, my nearly 7 year old son has just been refferred to specialists to be assessed for ADHD and autism. i am really just wanting to find some people that have or are going through this aswell. i find it really hard to talk to family and friends about it because they dont seem to understand and also seem to think my son is "normal" they dont see the everday meltdowns, flapping, running and how hard it is for him to learn and understand alot of everyday things, when they do see these, they assume he is just being naughty, not listening and im not doing my job as a parent. i love my son with all my heart and wouldnt have him any other way but i have to admit i have alot of hard days and struggle with other peoples judgement sometimes. would be great to talk with people that understand.

Jen - posted on 01/23/2012

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hi i have an 18 yr old daughter who was diagnosed with aspergers syndrom and biploar dissorder ill check out the forum

Karla - posted on 01/22/2012

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Hello everyone,

I totally can relate to what Ann said about how hard it is when going out for a family outing. It's always the anxiety and fear that we won't have a good time. On many occasions, in restaurants, and stores we have had really bad meltdowns for absolutely minor issues that somehow trigger my son with autism. My other 2 older children (10yrs & 5yrs) have suffered with us the frustration of not being able 2 enjoy ourselves in family outings. On many occasions we all have 2 stop what we're doing and remove ourselves from the situation or even go back home. It only makes it worst when people around us give us that look of us not being fit parents. It's so tough when people want to judge and when they themselves have children. We just keep our hopes up knowing that my son whose now 3yrs old will soon grow up and all those meltdowns will be a thing of the past.

Chantelle - posted on 11/15/2011

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hi my son will be 4 in feb he has a ped and is just waitin til then for him to have paper assessments as he's suspected of having autism. im a single mum and have no idea how to treat this any advice is more then welcome thank you

Debbie - posted on 10/20/2011

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You need to get hold of your Eduaction Dept and get them to see if he needs Statementing, it's going to be a fight (1 yr with my son) but it will be so worth it, then you have many options open to you...good luck.

Debbie - posted on 10/20/2011

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My son Thomas has done so well in the School he is ib now, he is being awarded an achademic achievment at the university, I only wish the teacher who called him "stupid" in a mainstream School was there to see it!!!

Candace - posted on 10/17/2011

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My son is almost 3 and he hasn't been diagnosed yet but I feel that he is autistic. Currently he is taking speech and occupational therapy once a week. I have seen some difference but we still have a long way to go. We are trying a casein free diet right now, which seems to be working but now I have noticed that he is having tummy problems. He always seems to be bloated and gassy, not to mention he has a foul odor on his breath. The OT suggested probiotics, has anyone else tried this and what was the dosage?

Jenny - posted on 07/29/2011

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Hi Im the proud mom of a 15 year old son with PDD NOS. He was nonverbal until age 5 then started single words and gained sentences at age 9 which was when he was diagnose. Mainly because i was in denial. I was told he was autistic at age 4 but I denied it. he has severe behaviors and has a 1:1 aide both at his nonpublic seperate day school and at home. I am so thankful for our funding that it pays for the aides as I am a single mom. I would be interested to meet more parents of ASD children with behaviors. I can be found on facebook jenny a holloway my picture is a black and white dog. I hope to meet some moms out there.

Jenny

Kim - posted on 07/08/2011

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Hi. I have two daughters, Finley (4) & Emerson (3). Emerson is non-verbal and was diagnosed with classic autism officially at 22 months; although I became aware of it at 11 months old. She has been in early intervention services since the date of diagnosis and is now Ina full- time school based program for children with autism (30 hours per week of developmental, speech and occupational therapies). I was hoping to hear of other people's experiences of their nonverbal children beginning to speak. Was it gradual or sudden? Around what age, if it happened at all? Eme is currently efficient in PECS and is starting to learn the Vantage Communication Device. She has also started saying a few words here and there ( "cup", "no", "pooh" as in Winnie which is her obsession). I know everyone's situation is different but would stll love to hear your success stories! Thanks. ♥ Kim from Portland, Maine

Kelly - posted on 12/02/2010

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Hi fellow mom's
My name is Kelly my Son Christopher was born with Mitochondrial Disease, Server Autism, and Server Mental Retardation. since Birth which was 18 yrs ago. at the time the doctors informed me Chris who not live past the age of 8-10 yr old. my life came to an end, for me and my family. Mitochondrial disease is passed on by the mothers DNA. it is very very rare. and 20 yrs ago it was not even heard off. i had to educate Christopher regular MD doctors. on the Disease and how if effects the Brain along with their growth along with the how it also effects Christopher's progress and his delays. Due to the DNA structure.

I do have just some little advise for all new moms, no matter what anyone tells you do your own reach for yourself. back then i did not have the website to work with. therefore, it was much hard to research. . today you mom's are very blessed with what you have now.as for new tech. website, ect. stay strong. our babies are so beautiful, they have the sweetest hearts ever. their souls are so pure.

GOD Bless our Special Needs Children and God Bless Our Special Needs Mommies Too. Love to all you wonderful Mommies out there i know how hard you work and how much Love you give your Children. Just because I am one Too.
Love your Friend forever
Kelly Lopez :)
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Melissa - posted on 11/01/2010

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Hello,I'm Melissa and I have a 10yr old son Keegan who was diagnosed at 2. He attended a ABA program for about 3 years and it really turned a lot of things around. Keegan speaks which they told he may never. He attends public school with the help of an aid but is in the typical classroom for much of the day. It's so amazing to see the strides a child can make with the proper support. What an wonderful impact my child has made on me as well as his 4 siblings. Now I know I truly have been blessed!

Laura - posted on 10/01/2010

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my son has asbergers which is a kind of autisim. he is going on 10 this month. he has been violent at home and with school staff. h was hospitalized once. he was supposed to stay 3 to 10 days, however my husband would not have it, and had him discharged the next day. granted it was hard on all of us, but had he stayed he would have gotten meds he needs and structure, and group therapy. he only takes meds now to sleep. he has no self confidence.now his teacher recently passed away. the aids taking over have treated him badly. i just feel lost sometimes, wanna take his pain away and i cant

Dawn - posted on 08/14/2010

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My eldest was dx with aspergers at age 10, adhd at age 9 and depression at age9 . his much younger brother was dx with adhd, verbal apraxia, and autism at age 5 . Eldest is mainstream but yougest was in special intergrated preschool and is moving to a special intergrated kindergarten this year. Its been a rough road with the older one for a long time. while I wouldnt not want my kids, for his sake and his brother, at times I really do wish there was a magic cure. Trying to get him to understand the nuances of social interaction or get through to my younger son is frustrating and hard.

Maria - posted on 07/08/2010

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My son was diagnosed with Autism at age 2..he didn't start talking til age 3 with help from his Speech Therapist, he is now 10yrs old and though at times it's a challenge I thank God for him because I wouldn't have him any other way!!

Alison - posted on 06/30/2010

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hi there.. its just all so alike with all of these message's i can relate to my own 4 children. Funnily enough to myself. my ds is 9 nd have been told he has mild aspergaus also with it is touretts nd dysleixic loads of other things... social outings is an nite mare,so many ignorant people just assume he's cheeky and disrespectful. including (sorry for the few) but old school teachers aaaaaaaahhhh... he hate's school noise p.e writing reading singing ect. He says I want to be like rest of boys girls.. I love him to bits.. I let him get up dress ect then we go to school if its 9 or 10 whats the odds as long as he's happy so am I..alison from glasgow uk xxx

Erin - posted on 06/12/2010

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My 9yr old son has mild autism, anxiety and adhd. It has been hard work but I am doing a good job raising him solo. He is extremely good at drawing cartoon characters and can play the guitar beautifully. I am studying a social work degree and will major in disability services so I feel my son has been gifted to me to show me the right path to take.
All parents out there raising a child with special needs deserve a gold medal and you are all amazing people! xxx

Linn - posted on 05/18/2010

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My 3 year old was recently diagnosed with ASD. His school does not want to deal with his anxiety issues and often just leaves him to fend for himself. They have little expectations for him. They let him keep to himself. They do not expect hi to participate in the class. I am very frustrated . We are looking into a program here just for pre-k kids with ASD. I hope it works out.

Tracy - posted on 05/17/2010

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Hello, I am the mother of 2 wonderful boys and my oldest (who just turned 11yrs old) was diagnosed with PDD/NOS at age 2. He is non-verbal, not potty trained and has no self help skills but is healthy and very happy and is the apple of my eye.

Amelia - posted on 04/24/2010

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I also have the same eating issues with my son. I could not get him off the stage 2 baby food till after his first birthday. He is eating some adult food now, but still gets mostly baby food. When ever he tries something new, I have to fight him and force it in his mouth. Once he gets a lick of it and decides he likes it, he will then eat it without a fight. I just have to fight him for that first lick. Most of the stuff, he does not like and I just give him baby food for that meal time. He will not pick anything up and put it in his mouth on his own unless it is really really soft, popcorn, or the toddler graduate corn puffs. Anything else, I have to spoon feed him since he won't pick up and feed himself with his own spoon. He is visually impaired and the therapists say that the reason why he has the eating issue is because all of his other senses (hearing, taste, touch, smell) are enhanced to make up for the vision. I can't help thinking that there is something more going on and feel he might be autistic too.

Amelia - posted on 04/24/2010

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Hello, I have 20 month old son who has SOD along with a cyst on his brain. He has several ticks and it still not walking or talking along with several other delayed developments. The therapists tell me that most of his quirkiness comes from his disability with sight but I have read several medical papers on how several children with ONH/SOD can also have autism and how it can be difficult to diagnose because of the sight issue. On top of the not walking or talking he also rocks a lot, bangs his head on his high chair during meal times, and flap his hands in front of him when his emotions get strong (anger, excitement, frustration, etc.) For a while there, he would not even acknowledge when other people were in the room with him, especially strangers. He would not cuddle with me and most of the time preferred to not be touched. My question to all the parents of autistic children is; how much of these symptoms sound like autism from your experience, and at what age can I start pushing for final diagnoses of yes or no so that I can stop wondering about it?. We did put him on a gluten free diet just to see what would happen and he has improved dramatically socially. He goes out of his way to be picked up by me and loves to cuddle in the rocking chair. I caught him the other day actively and purposely playing with his sisters, which was amazing because he had never done that before. But, my worry is how much of this is because he is maturing as he grows and is noticing the world more, and how much of it is that gluten free diet. I keep asking about it and pushing to get him looked at in that area and the therapists all hem-haw about it and assure me he is fine. No one has done an official evaluation yet and I was supposed to get a packet to fill out to start one and never received it. If anyone could let me know if I need to worry or if I am just blowing things out of proportion, I would love to hear.

Mary - posted on 12/25/2009

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It drives me nuts when people see my son in the store and he's having a bad day or a fit. They alway's say, "why don't you do something with that kid?" Its not like spanking him will help and yelling at him will only make it worse. I don't feel we should have to defend our kids in public. People should mind their own business or leave. I don't care if I'm anoying them or not, its not like its a picnic for me. We can not and will not hide our kids in the house all the time just to prevent getting on peoples nerves.

HEIDI - posted on 12/10/2009

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Hi I'm Heidi.I am a 37yr old mum with 4 kids.My eldest who will be 18 on new yrs day,has Cerebral Palsy.My 13yr old son has adhd and Aspergers Syndrome.I don't know much about the Aspergers side of things,so therefore I would be very interested in getting to know some of you who do,especially those that have good stratigies to help handle some of the behaviour issues.



Thanks Heidi overton.



I would also like to make freinds with anyone who has similiar experiences and or children with the like and or any disability.



And if any of u would like to email me let me know and I will give u my email addy,or or we could talk on messenger.i am on Facebook see>MrsSantaClaus profile. :) :).

Stephanie - posted on 11/29/2009

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Hi! My name is Stephanie I have a eight year old son who was diagnosed at 9 months. From everything I have read on here most kids are three or five. My son is nonverbal and has many compilating issues. Such as sensory problems. Triston did not eat people food till he was almost four. He also smells everythings licks then will decide if he wants to eat it. Also Triston stims all the time he could rock his own carseat at 6 months old but could not sit up or hold his own head up. If there are mothers out there with Autism like this please give your imput.

Elizabeth - posted on 11/08/2009

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Hi! My daughter, who is now 12, was diagnosed at age 2 1/2. She is non-verbal and considered to be moderate to severe on the spectrum. She also has seizures, OCD behaviors, and sensory intergration dysfunction.

Mary - posted on 11/07/2009

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Hi, my son is 13 and was diagnosed at age 7 with aspberger's. He has a great sense of humor and does well grade wise in school. He has severe social impairment which makes making friends difficult. He really wants a friend but just doesn't know how to make one.I would like to know if anyone has any tips on getting autistic children to eat new foods. Jeffrey has a severe weight problem that started about 3 years ago and i am at my wits end on how to get him to venture out.



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Frances - posted on 11/05/2009

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Hi im new to this.I have a 4 year old son with autism.When he was diagnosed at the age of 2 i was in shock.I just couldnt understand why this happened to my son.Now im happy to say things are going good for us.He just started to talk again,and he is going potty.Its so wonderful all the things my son has learned.Im so proud to say that hes my son.I think only us who go through it can understand the feeling.

Sandra - posted on 11/04/2009

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Hi all..I have 2 boys Garrett 13 with Aspergers, PDD and Chiari Malformation ( sensory issues,behind socially but academically gifted)And Christian 11 with Tourettes and Chiari Malformation, dyslexia.(OCD, anxiety,depression, sensory issues,).I myself have Aspergers, tics,Chiari malformation, spina bifida occulta,Klippel Feil syndrome and other junkLOL (sensory issues,OCD, anxiety, depression etc.)
It's funny how the aspergers and tourettes are soooo closely related in many ways!!! Hoping to maybe meet some other moms with disorders raising kids with disorders....any moms out there with Aspergers??

Melissa - posted on 11/04/2009

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Hi, I am the mom of a 13 year old boy who was diagnosed with autism when he was 3. He was non-verbal and not "potty trained" until he was almost 8. We have been very fortunate with our school system and Max has grown by leaps and bounds. I wouldn't change anything about him, and what is "normal" anyway?

Melissa

Jamie - posted on 10/30/2009

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hi I have a 3 year old little girl that has autism and I think she has a touch of adhd or add unless that kinda comes with the autism, she does not talk at all but she will let you know what she want if she has to throw it at you lol! I am still learning about autism and it amazes me how she is in her own little world and so content, she knows who mommy and daddy are of course, but her best friends are her 3-4 dozen stuffed animals lol,and she keeps track of them all day long, watch's tv with them sleeps with them, and she knows if one is missing lol....Jamie

Rebecca - posted on 10/26/2009

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Yes he is on meds and just started seeing a counsellor last week so I hope that will help. She is going to work on helping him express how he feels in a more appropriate way. We live in UK near London. He is better today but still so loud! Thanks for your kind words of encouragement. Guess I won't run away today. lol.

Cathy - posted on 10/26/2009

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Rebecca, I have b/g twins who are 8 and both of them have autism. They are high functioning, mainstreamed in a regular 3rd grade classroom. We definitely have our challenges. I have often said I would never trade my kids for any "normal" child. I love them the way they are which is just being a mom. I've also often said if I could change them, I would but it wouldn't be for me but it would be for them. I would like life to be easier for them. I also realize people with typical children have issues too. I've had two child psychologists tell me that I should be thankful my kids aren't bipolar because that can be worse than having a child with autism. I don't think anyone has a perfect life. It may look like that from the outside but you never know what goes on behind closed doors.

Caroline - posted on 10/26/2009

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hi rebecca, i hear what your saying my son is capable of the same and your not alone in feeling like running away and that youve failed your child this is a nature way of coping, i wake up some mornings and dread the day ahead of me when shauns in a non compiable mood and i have even thought why me but we are not alone it is very hard but you just have to hang on there and hope.How old is your child?where are you from?

Wintress - posted on 10/25/2009

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Rebecca,



Please do not let the replies or responses of others misconstrue the realities of what actually goes on in their daily lives. My son was diagnosed with a communication disorder when he was 3 and then with Asperger's Syndrome when he was 5. I have been very blessed in that I have never had to deal with any type of tantrums what-so-ever with him. However there have been many other hurdles I have had to overcome like not knowing what he is thinking, feeling, or wanting and he not be able to tell me. Believe me all of us have had those moments in our lives where we felt like we were failure parents. But you must remember, god gives us special children because he knows that we can handle teaching them. Or at least that is what I believe, while at the same time, I believe that my son was sent to me to teach me something. Over the years, I have learned patience, understanding, and I have become extremely resilient . There is nothing I can possibly face in life at this point that can break me. I owe that to my son. That is how I am able to proclaim that he is the light of my life. He has made me the strong force in this world that I am. I cannot say I would have become this person without him. Or maybe this was in me all the time and I needed a challenge to bring it out. What ever the case, just know that deep down inside, our kids really do love us and they need us, no matter how bad the situation may seem.

Donna - posted on 10/25/2009

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I think it is natural to feel this way. Life would certainly be easier without these challenges. I bet he feels as if his life is spinning out of control. Cany ou talk to him about this? Perhaps a trusted counselor could help him. Is he taking meds for his ADHD?

Angie - posted on 10/25/2009

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Rebecca, You are not alone. When my son would or does have his "tantrums" or "episodes", I feel the same way. My son is 22 yrs old now and things aren't as bad as they were when he was younger, but there are still times. I have been fortunate that he hasn't said hateful things to me too often, but the swearing and yelling at me is sometimes more than I feel that I can handle. I am on an antidepressant, which does help some and I just try to do something that takes my mind completely off of him. Sometimes it means sleeping. Our doctor suggested that we designate a time when things are going well, to discuss how his words are hurtful to you and how it makes you feel. My son learned that he needs to apologize for his behavior, once he has settled down and feels like being civil. I could go on and on, but I don't want it to be too long. I hope you get other replies and remember...you are not alone with your feelings. Best of Luck! ~~Angie

Rebecca - posted on 10/25/2009

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My son has high functioning ASD, ADHD and Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Everyone else on here seems to say that their autisitc child is the light of their life and they would not change him. I wish I felt like that. Of course I love him just as he is but I can't stand it when he shouts and swears at me and tells me I am the worst mum and he wishes I died or was never his mum. Everyone thinks he's lovely and he can be but when he is at his worst I feel like a complete failure and I just want to run away.

Caroline - posted on 10/01/2009

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hi everyone i have a 13 yr old son with asd and beds life can be a struggle at times due to his lack of understanding life skills, i have 3 other children who find it very hard to accept because he is different to them ,he was diagnosed at 3 and statemented at 8 and now attends a special unit for children like him he is a great kid and very talented in music and wants to become a dj bless him he spends a lot of time on his dj box making music which is really good as it helps stimulate him.

Luanne - posted on 04/22/2009

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I have a 2 years and 2 month old baby girl. She was diagnosed with ASD when she was just 1 year and 9 months. I quit my job 3 days after her evaluation day. She is a very beautiful child. Very loving and very sweet. She's everyone's little angel. Her main challenge is her speech. She's still not speaking that's why we got very concerned and consulted a doctor. She's undergoing OT, ABA and is now attending a toddler's class. She's also into GFCF Diet. She has improved a lot already. She's very lovable. She's the best thing that ever happened to me and my husband. We love her so dearly and we're so proud of her.

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My ds has Aspergers. He is 12. I remember my days with him at 2 when all he did was scream all the time to get what he wanted from the other daycare kids. They could not do the things he could and they called him baby. He would get so mad. he could do puzzles that the 5 year olds couldn't. You could see he wanted to tell them off.



After much therapy he was able to talk and now, it almost seems nonstop unless he is working on something.



He and my typical daughter and beloved husband are my life. I too could use mums in the same kind of boat. God bless you all.

Debz - posted on 02/23/2009

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hiya everyone,i have a 4 and half yr old boy,he was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3,he is such a beautiful child it has been difficult but wouldn't trade him for the world.i also have 3 older children so i have my hands full.



it would be great to get in touch with others in the same situation.



 

Debbie - posted on 02/15/2009

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Hi I have alittle boy with a diagnosis of autism and adhd he is so beautiful.

Rachel - posted on 02/09/2009

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i feel the same its with there help isin it that we can try and make a good little family life for the whole family coz it effects siblins and other family members to so its good to know they can help with everyfin thats out there with us all as a family they done a book for my daughter to explain to her why my son was the way he is whitch i think is fantastic coz she now understands why he behaves like he doesxxx

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I have a 6 year old son Jake. He was diagnosised at age 2 with Autism. With the early intervention steps that we took back then, he has made great strides and is doing wonderful today. I want to thank all the special education teachers that make it possible for him to function everyday.

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