I love this board. My ds (just about 5) was dx with Asperger's Syndrome early this summer (though we've known something was really wrong about a year ago.) I am so happy to know that we finally have a diagnosis and can move forward...
now, I have a question...a good friend of mine has noticed that her 2.5 yr. old nephew exhibits many symptoms of Autism. She is afraid to mention it to her sister in law (who happens to be a nurse at Children's Hospital.) She called me for advice and honestly I want to tell her to say something, but on the other hand I think she shouldn't. BUT, I remember when we told my MIL about ds she said, "Oh thank god you're having him tested, I knew something was wrong w/him." and I felt like, geez, and you didn't even mention it to me that you thought something was wrong with our son! I told her that if she feels anything out of the ordinaary with either of my kids I want her to tell me. But, inside too I felt badly that she was thinking that of my son. Now, I am fine with it.
My friend is not close to her sister in law and my freind's husband just recently reconnected w/his brother (the child's dad.) so he doesn't want to rock the boat. From what she mentioned to me I feel this child could most likely has autism. (no eye contact, flaps hands, makes noises, no words.) It's clear that something is not right. My friend says she gets sick to her stomach everytime she leaves their home because she wants to tell her but is so scared to. I suggested maybe writing a letter, but she just doesn't know what to do.
Any advice on what you guys would do? She is desperate and sad for her nephew and wants