Ali - posted on 03/27/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is 18 months old, however, his 5 year old half brother just got diagnosed with aspergers syndrome. My sons father has brought it to my attention that our son is doing the same things that his brother use to do when he was 18 months old. I have looked at many different sites to read on things but everything just goes in a circle. I can never get a straight answer from doing this and its becoming very nerve racking. I am starting to have many questions that I can't find answers too. As I look at my son and try to compare them to other children his age somethings are a little off. He doesn't like to engage in activities with other children when I take him to the park he only plays with his siblings. I have tried to put him in the sand box and when his feet hit the sand he started to cry. He hates to have socks and shoes on or any kind of clothes he rather just run around naked even his diaper he tries to take off. As far as trying to potty train him he doesn't have any interest in it at all. Is my son too early to diagnose? Are these signs of aspergers/ autism? What can I do as a mother to make sure my son gets the proper treatment? These are just some of my unanswered questions. Can someone please help me so i'm not so much a nervous wreck?