Do You Have a Child With Autism?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Do You Have a Child With Autism?
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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 3:28pm

For an upcoming story, we want to hear from moms of children (ages 10 and younger) with an autism-spectrum disorder: When did you first suspect that your child may have had autism? Was it a surprise in the doctor’s office? Did you have a sense early on? Tell us about how you “knew.” We would also like to hear about a recent success or breakthrough that you’ve had—whether it’s a big milestone reached or a small school victory. Brag to us! You can write us at

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Tue, 04-05-2011 - 4:39pm

My most interesting story involves our introduction to the ASD world with my eldest, now 12 - which is outside your stated range.

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 3:49pm
Thanks for helping us out, Cathy! It would be great to have some more stories from here, there are so many to tell.

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Registered: 01-09-2003
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 8:53am

I sent Nathan's story in, they are looking for 10 more people, can you help them out?

You can give as little or as much identifying info as you like!