We just had Trey's 15 month checkup.
-Meg Loving life as an 0ver-35 mom and Postal Wife, homeschooling, urban homesteading, relaxed crunchy/geek hybrid housewife, trying to live consciously in an age of media hypnosis
We have an autistic neighbor boy and I am so in awe of his parents and support workers for the heart they put into the job. After what you described, that he has trouble understanding verbal commands without gestures, it's good to know he's mimicking sounds and I will be rooting for him that it's just a small bobble of a delay. I didn't mean to make light. I just felt like I found standards shifting from my first kid in 2004, to my most recent in 2011, and I felt it was strange to expect so much talking before a year and a half.
I work with autistic children doing behavior therapy.