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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: The Why We Medicate or Do Not Medicate Thread

Posted: 02 May 2012, 7:30 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 3,110

we have three autistics in our immediate family: our oldest and youngest children, and my significant other. K, our youngest, showed traits of autism and sensory dysfunction from birth. most of his issues stem from extreme social anxiety, sensory dysfunction (low registration, hyposensitivity to int...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Why the obsession with older kids? Your Aspie view wanted.

Posted: 01 May 2012, 5:38 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 2,582

one of the very basics of autism is a failure to develop peer relationships. the exact why or how to "fix" that i dont think anyone has discovered yet. these older kids arent your sons peers, so the inherent autistic difficulties are lessened. my youngest has never really interacted with his peers. ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Child is in in hospital.. need help!

Posted: 01 May 2012, 7:14 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 5,523

I watched the video and kept thinking "Just throw it away!" Why are you asking her if you can throw it away? She is too young of a child to have this much control in my opinion. Yes, she will get upset. Yes, she will be very sad. She can't go through her life never being upset or mad. She needs to ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: 3.5 year old aspie tracing patterns with his fingers

Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 5:20 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 3,392

patterns are in essence numbers. its a good gateway into math. if you can get his interest with legos, blocks, tinker toys, etc, that will help build math skills. autistic children are often very visually oriented and fascinated by patterns. my 5 yr old autie is as well. its not something we've ever...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Son in denial about having Asperger's

Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 4:43 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 5,064

my family has 3 autistics; a 5 yr old dx at 4, a 40 yr old dx at 39, and a 15 yr old dx at 14. to the 5 yr old, its part of who he is. the 40 yr old has gone through many emotions, including anger and depression, at finally knowing why hes had so many problems all his life. the 15 yr old tried to de...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Please sign this petition against teachers in Mercer County

Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 3:47 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,927

HORRIBLE. and this is the PERFECT place to bring things like this. i cannot believe some of the ignorant comments on the online news sites about this story. i can not see my sons teacher ever telling his aide to do this. even if she did, i am sure his aide would refuse to do so. we are extremely luc...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Hi I am new -- When did you know?

Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 1:56 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,480

first, hello to the pacific nw! i lived in idaho or washington nearly my whole life. we moved here to michigan 4 yrs ago, and i miss living in the pnw. a lot of the things you describe can often be attributed to autism. even if your son isnt specifically diagnosable, meaning he doesnt have traits in...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Analogy of NT social interaction

Posted: 22 Dec 2011, 4:50 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 824

let me preface this with the fact that i am not autistic, and i do have a few traits in common with asd but for me they line up more with ocpd/ocd. i am usually considered nt around here. i WISH it was that easy, but that is NOT how interactions are for me. interactions for me are calculated, consta...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NTs, which personality bothers you more

Posted: 22 Dec 2011, 4:07 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 3,490

i am nt ( n ot au t istic), and i would be more annoyed by personality B. that has more to do with MY personality than that of person B tho. i am an introvert, extroverts annoy me more than other introverts. an outgoing gregarious person just leaves me wishing they would go away and stop talking to ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Either can't or wont speak when upset?

Posted: 20 Dec 2011, 3:58 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 9,230

my entire family suffers from similar things, for various reasons. my SO and our autie both are selectively mute and cant talk in some social situations. theirs is usually an anxiety based reaction and goes on as long as they are in that situation. both my autie and aspie sons get highly emotional l...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Adults and Children with Autism Interact Much?

Posted: 20 Dec 2011, 2:23 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 986

i think it would really depend on the individual. some autistics have that social drive, others dont. my aspie son has always been very desirous of social relationships, just not very successful at them. my SO and our autie son both have severe social anxiety and do not interact with those outside i...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Looking for clarity

 Post subject: Re: Looking for clarity
Posted: 20 Dec 2011, 1:38 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 811

I study so much about asperger's and I felt my son met the criteria what is the difference or is there a difference. do you mean what is the difference between aspergers and hfa, or between aspergers and "Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder (ICD-10)"? in my experience, schools/govt agencies often ju...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: RE: Kids w/ Classic Autism, PDD-NOS & Speech Delays

Posted: 16 Dec 2011, 7:53 am 

Replies: 1,720
Views: 192,470

the local school district where you will be living is usually required to do the evaluation, even if its only a temporary few months that you are there. you dont need any outside referrals to go through the school district. if your child gets an IEP, that follows the child to any other school distri...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: RE: Kids w/ Classic Autism, PDD-NOS & Speech Delays

Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 11:36 pm 

Replies: 1,720
Views: 192,470

my son never complains about his diaper, i cant remember a single time he has ever requested a change or even let us know he was soiled. and thats the crux right there, how can you potty train a child who doesnt feel the need to go or that hes gone? K has stayed in a soiled diaper to the point that ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: RE: Kids w/ Classic Autism, PDD-NOS & Speech Delays

Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 8:54 pm 

Replies: 1,720
Views: 192,470

our autie will be 6 in less than 2 months, and he is still fully in diapers. something we struggle with is that part of his sensory dysfunction is low registration, so he cant feel his body's signals for various things. potty, hunger, pain, etc, it doesnt register with him like it does with most peo...
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