New with questions...

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Registered: 07-15-2006
New with questions...
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Fri, 01-14-2011 - 1:32am

My DS just turned 3 this month. We just completed the ADOS this week but will not know the results until April, after waiting 2 months for an appointment to have it administered. *sigh* Don't they know the waiting is awful?

Anyway, my son had a few months of OT & ABA initially for sensory issues and through that we picked up on a few autistic-like behaviors. If you met my son you would see a very energetic, talkative, silly little boy with some attitude. Many people comment on his great communication skills and social ability. If you look closer, however, you'll notice the fleeting eye contact & his inability to use his communication skills to complete a conversation. Lots of questions and descriptions but also a lot of "yes" "no" "I don't know". Straight, and to the point.

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Sat, 01-15-2011 - 10:02am

I have older kids, so I can address some of your question.

It's not that the symptoms get any worse, it's just that they stand out more when compared to their peers.

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 01-15-2011 - 8:07pm

I agree your starting early getting help now and that will really make a difference. The middle school years the lag behind is much more apparent. for example my son was very uncomfortable about teens that were starting to date and showing affection. I