Just had to share exciting news!!

Lindsay - posted on 07/14/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )




So my husband and I were sitting with our two year old who is Autistic, he uses very little words- and they are always short to the point words such as "Eat" "Drink" "Go" and just recently he started saying "Mama" & "Dada". So tonight we were sharing a video we found with him- one of his favorite music bands- and he dropped his "blankey" His dad picked it up and handed it to him- and he looked right at his dad and said, "Here ya go dada" and gave it back to his dad! I immediately had to restrain myself from tears! Cant' wait to tell the speech therapist tomorrow!!! Just had to share! =) THe good times sure are great!!


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Jennifer - posted on 07/16/2009




Yeah!!!! That is so awesome. And he went all the way. He did a 4 word sentence. That is terrific. Write this down in your journal. Then in the times when you are down or don't see a light at the end of the tunnel you can read your journal to encourage you to keep pressing on.

Lindsay - posted on 07/16/2009




Barbara, I can't even TELL you the peace it has brought to me recently. I felt like I was going crazy in my head because I feel like no one ever understand and we have such minimal support the way it is. The "bad" times are bad enough without support- but truly? I am a glass half full type of person- so I am more anxious to share my excitement and have some sort of reaction vs my bad days!! I told my Grandma that Parker said Mama about 2 weeks ago for the first time- she replied with, "Will he ever talk more?" Crushed me. I do not have a problem with my son's disorder but I am finding I grow more frustrated with the **normal** people in the world than ever!!

But YES it is VERY nice to have found this site! I feel like I am grabbing back a piece of sanity every time I log on!!

Thanks for your comment =)

Barbara - posted on 07/16/2009




Oh I know that feeling so well. I remember when our son learned to put his socks on, and he was 9 years old. I recall when he went to the bathroom by himself and pulled his pants down and back up. It was like he has passed a college exam. When a child is challenged, each achievement is so exciting. It took us three months to teach him to shake his head yes. We were so excited when he did it by himself and appropriately that we could hardly contain ourselves. And aren't you glad that you have a place to go with those who truly understand why you are so excited.

Lindsay - posted on 07/16/2009




Thanks everyone for comments!

Ciela- My son was diagnosed in February.

Brenda- Parker JUST started saying Mama and it made me bawl!! He will be 3 in september! I feel like I waited for ever!! I can't imagine waiting until 4!

Lynn- An Autistic child's progress definately brings a whole difference sence of pride when they make an accomplishment that is for SURE!

As for the rest of you again!! Thanks - No one can understand my enthusiasm- I figured I was SURE to find some Parents here that would understand! Thanks for the comments!!

Anna - posted on 07/16/2009




No wonder you were fighting back the tears-what great progress-well done littleman,thats excelent!!! glad you shared this my two year old is also autistic and i would be the same any acheivements are just so special-so pleased for you x

Lynne - posted on 07/15/2009




What a clever boy!!!! This made me smile for ages, I know our lives are hard but how many other parents get such joy from progression in their kids?

Brenda - posted on 07/15/2009




This goes to show how our beautiful children are as smart as we know. They just hide it well. Your lucky your little guy calls you Mama and Dada at 2, Mine didn't until he was 4 and it was one week before mothers day. Talk about tears. He is now 12 and will only call me mother (from Little Bear). LOL What joy in raising these kids. Your son actually seems to very high functioning. With you and your husband support he will do just great. Good Luck and God Bless with patience:)

Evie - posted on 07/15/2009




It's good to share all these good and exciting things!!! It feels good, i can understand. Whenever you feel sad or you have a difficult moment don't forget this one you shared with us!!! I hope you can share more things like this... looking forward :)

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