Quoting mom of three kiddos!:
Quoting mom of three kiddos!:
Gonna jump the thread a bit- just to say hi to other autistic kids mommies! My oldest son is 4 and dx'd with classic autism.
My family started to suspect when he was very young- he just seemed more interested in objects then people, and as soon as he could grasp he would try to line things up.
My doctor saw it around 18 months, he was a little behind with his fine motor skills, a lot with his social- she wanted to wait and see though, cause his gross motor was on target and he could saying 100's of words.
Mu husband and I started to believe it could be possible when he was maybe 2- he could say 1000's of words by this time- but only phrases he would repeat from movies. No mama, dada...no waving good bye, didn't seem to care if we were around or not, had huge intense meltdowns for seemingly no reason, would bang his head on walls, floors with his hands, would only eat a very limited variety of food. He was very senstitive to sound, had odd sleep patterns.
He was officially dx'd when he was almost 3. At that time he tested at a 4 1/2 year old level with his words he could say, but a 14 month level with words he could use appropriately. He tested at a 9 month level socially. His fine motor skills were a 16 month old level. Its really hard to say, exactly what it was they saw...cause it was huge and global. We have been since told if it wasn't for the amount of words he could say at such a young age he would have been easily dx'd by 2.
hello! my son was just diagnosed with autism, he doesnt have it bad, but theres definilty a difference between him and children his age, he will be three in july. we have been going through evaluations since he was 18 months old and we just got the official diagnosis. our insurance wont pay for naything and hes seeing a speech therapist, an occupational therapist, going through aba therapy, play group, has a home consultant and we are in the process of getting him a DAN! dr. looking to find other mommies who are going through the same thing and who may either need questions asnswer(ones that i can answer) or has been through it for awhile and may know somethings i dont!
just wanted to pop back in and say that my son was tested again and they just tell me borderline. They said we will have to see where he is in a year but he just is there on the line nobody seems to be able to tell me one way or the other geeze this seems hopeless. And they act like i want him to be autisic and thats not the case y would i want my child to be autisic that wouldnt make his life any eaiser. Geeze idk what else to do the boy is such a handfull and i just dont know what to do if its just acting out or its caused by something else. I hate this border line crap.
Hey, i'm Aly.
I'm the huge Genetic Disorder Support/Awareness advocate on BG!
I just wanted to pop in to tell you all that i'm here if you ever need to talk to someone, and I realize this is an Autistic support thread, but I like to keep up w/ all the mommies who deal with these type of things incase I find someone who has no support, I can scoot them towards the right people!