For Christine - nicksmommy6702

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For Christine - nicksmommy6702
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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 1:22pm

Hello Christine,


I just read your response to another post and you mentioned that your son also has aspergers.

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Mon, 02-08-2010 - 4:47pm
Thanks for your response Christine.
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Mon, 02-08-2010 - 1:42pm

Hi again!


Asperger's can be a gray area, as there can be alot of similarities between that and ADHD. And no 2 Aspies are alike! I would definitely recommend an evaluation by someone who specializes in ASD's. I would say there are some red flags, but honestly, got with your Mommy instinct!

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Christine

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Mon, 02-01-2010 - 5:10pm

Thanks a lot, this is very helpful.

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Mon, 02-01-2010 - 12:11pm

Hello!


I'm sorry I hadn't responded sooner! Of course I don't mind, and you should definitely head over to the Asperger's/PDD-NOS board, there are alot of great ladies over there! Nick was first dx'd with ADHD when he was 4 1/2. That part was very obvious. We got a referral to a neuro-developmental ped at our Children's HOspital who specialized in dev delays. About a month later, DH brought me an article about Aspergers as we had a nagging feeling there was more going on and said "This sounds like Nick". Sure nuff, a week and half after his 5th bday, Asperger's it was. Not long after that, social anxiety and sensory issues too. Looking back on it all, the signs were there. I have pictures of him sitting there and lining up his hot wheels and Thomas Trains and they had to be just so. His obsessions into just one thing, not even glancing at another toy. He was so into trains, but not just Thomas, he was into freight trains. He knew everything at age 3 1/2 about them. With each new thing, he completely immersed himself into it. He also would never look at you when talking to you, loud noises were a nightmare, changes in his routine were a disaster. If I even cut his PB&J sammich wrong, he wouldn't eat it. He parralell played for many years, he didn't develop the social skills like other kids did. His language was delayed, but when he did get it, it exploded and was extremely advanced. When he asks questions, he knows if you are giving an answer to just pacify him, or giving him the "real deal". Wise beyond his years. He is also not very affectionate, and it took a long time to hear "I love you". He doesn't get alot of humor, sarcasm, gets offended easily when teased, etc.

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Christine

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Thu, 01-28-2010 - 8:01pm
Thanks a lot for all your help.
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Thu, 01-28-2010 - 1:27pm

BTDT= been there, done that


A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Thu, 01-28-2010 - 12:08pm
Thanks a lot, I'm
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Thu, 01-28-2010 - 12:05pm
Thanks a lot for the information.
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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 10:57pm

I'm on the Aspergers board as well.

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 5:15pm

Hi


Not Christine, but there is a fantastic board here at ivillage, the Autism Spectrum Disorders board. they have tons of knowledge and BTDT,


http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppautism

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.