I lurk here quite a bit but haven't posted. I have 3 kids - Derby is 6 and diagnosed with PDD-NOS, Molly is 4, and Hayden is 2. We live in Barrie, Ontario.
Derby (pronounced Darby) was diagnosed in June of this year. We have known for a while that he is not "typical" but put it down to other things - he started reading at the age of 2, by himself! But he didn't pick up the language like he should have. Time passed, the family doctor insisted "he's just being a boy, he'll catch up" and we left it at that. When he started J/K - big problems! He was labelled as defiant, and possibly autistic. A year and a half later, and we finally have a diagnosis.
Derby is a wonderful kid but also frustrating. When he gets fixated, you can't steer him away no matter what.
Anyway, that's us in a nutshell. I'd love to start posting here, and learn from you all!