Hi Everyone... Newbie here
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|Mon, 11-29-2004 - 2:36pm|
Just thought I'd stop in and introduce myself. I am a single mom and have two boys. My 11 year old has ADHD and my 3 1/2 year old has " a developmental disorder primarily in language development and significant autistic type features".... LOL!!!!! Can you tell that I've had a bit of a hard time pinning professionals down for a solid answer as to what is going on with my son? I've just gotten to the point where I tell people he is autistic because as far as I'm concerned, he is. I am still fairly new with all of this as he was just "diagnosed" about three months ago. Still in the process of applying for Medicaid and EIP preschool. Those systems are frustrating me beyond all belief but I'll save that for another day. Gabe ( my 3 year old) is a very bright, high functioning kid in some areas, and is having significant difficulty in other areas, primarily in language development but also in social skills. He does talk, but his primary method of communicating is to repeat back to the person what they just said (i.e. Me: Gabe do you want some juice? Gabe: Do you want some juice?) It just seems like he was developing so well up until about a year ago and then everything has kind of stalled out. Anyway, that's our story. I am particularly interested in hearing about potty training techniques, if anyone has any advice on that, and just overall helpful hints on dealing with a PDD-NOS kid. Thanks in advance for any advice you guys can give.
P.S. everything I've read says that ASD is genetic, but as far as I know it is nowhere on either side of the family. Does this sound familiar to anyone else? Any other opinions as to what causes ASD?