New to Board-seeking support

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Registered: 07-09-2010
New to Board-seeking support
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 9:07am

Good morning!

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 10:00am

Hi and welcome to the board.


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Registered: 01-07-2008
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 11:31am

Hi and welcome to the board. I don't think many of us would have 'chosen' to be here, but at the same time it is a great place to get advice, support or just vent. Whatever you are going through, someone here will have BTDT. I sometimes find that in itself very reassuring.

I do understand how you feel about parents of 'normal' kids. As I have two NT kids and one Aspie I've seen both sides of this. In fact, when the Aspie was a baby he was so 'good' that I only ever saw the other side, I'd listen to my friends complain about how 'demanding' and energetic their baby was and I'd be puzzled, because my baby was very happy to just sit and watch the world and never demanded hugs or anything. Of course, looking back, that should have been a red flag, but at the time as an inexperienced mum, I just though, oh I have a very good and quiet baby...!

Now I have two younger NT kids I can see much more what is 'normal' and what is ASD and I can't believe how much I *missed* of the ASD stuff which is now glaringly obvious to me. I think I can give you some mixed messages. Firstly, it will get better and easier as your DS gets older. He'll develop new skills and you'll develop better ways to understand and support him. But, secondly, the PDD-NOS will not 'go away' or 'get better', he will not 'grow out of it' -

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