HOW did you figure out that s/he had ASD?

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HOW did you figure out that s/he had ASD?
Sat, 10-09-2010 - 9:57am

What clued you in that your little one was on the spectrum?

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Registered: 09-27-2007
Mon, 10-11-2010 - 10:17am

It's only in hindsight that we realized all the red flags our son had.

Jessie Mommy to Gabe (5.8 yrs old ASD, CAS, SPD) and Zane (1.10 yrs old ESD)

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Mon, 10-11-2010 - 2:14pm

Call me clueless, but I didn't realize that the spectrum was even a possibility until Graham was three and we had a comprehensive evaluation done by Northwestern Dept of Speech and Communication.

Andrea, mom to

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Registered: 10-03-2004
Tue, 10-12-2010 - 10:04am

Our story is somewhat similar to Drea's.

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Registered: 11-05-1998
Thu, 10-14-2010 - 2:30pm

My Christopher, who is almost 18, was diagnosed around the age of 5 or 6, but we knew there was something different about him practically from the time he was a baby, we just didn't know what it was.

As an infant, he hated to be held.