Autism

United States
August 18, 2009 11:21pm CST
Anyone here know any one with autism that is close to you? Doctors think my 7 yeard old may be autistic. any advice how to handle autistic children?
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@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
11 Sep 09
Hi, Actually my little nephew who is now 10 yrs old is now autistic. I remember when he was younger, before he was diagnosed we all thought he was an odd little boy. He would always cry and cry out of the blue for no apparent reason, was never really able to bond with anyone including his mother and vice versa, always seemed so lonely & isolated and difficulties making friends or keeping them, Also, he has that habit that a lot of them do of jumping up and down a lot, hard to explain but I've seen that. He'll also do things that are inappropriate and then afterward say he doesn't understand why he did that and he'll question it. His teachers assumed he just had ADD because he could never concentrate on anything for long. I know that one of the best things for children with this is structure which is something that's missing in his family. It doesn't help that his mother is a "deadbeat" really, and refuses to help him with his disorder. I know that he has a lot of behavioral problems when he's in that atmosphere, whereas when he's with my husband and I, he's well behaved, knows our rules and follows them, is happy, positive and enjoys himself, and displays no temper tantrums. The other thing that's sad is that his parents favor the younger child over him and he sees this. He's even admitted to me that he hates his mother, and we believe she feels the same. He's my little nephew and if I could adopt him I would in a hearbeat.
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@Foxxee (3654)
• United States
4 Oct 09
That's really sad... Maybe she does still love him... (I sure hope she does..) She could just be stressed & maybe she needs support/help. You should point this out to her... let her know how her son feels... maybe she is just lost & needs some kind of guid right now. Hope it all works out.
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@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
4 Oct 09
You know we've all tried to point these things out to her, but unfortunately it's like talking to a wall, it goes in one ear and out the other. She's even said before that if she had to do it again she'd never have her kids. She's extremely selfish and only cares about her own needs. She's seriously in denial & an ignorant person to begin with, and one day when it's too late she might realize how wrong she was.
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• United States
10 Oct 09
Just an update for all we go the 22nd for autism testing at a childrens hospital in ohio will update after
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
19 Aug 09
Finding out your Child might be autistic can be scary and daunting and overwhelming sometimes. No two autistic children are the same. They do need to follow a special diet that helps them and also reading Jenny McCarty. Also here is a few links that might be of some help. Better to know and be prepared then caught unawares. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm http://www.health-reports.com/autism.html?gclid=CIvZ-JeKr5wCFeFM5QodOgOPjg
• United States
19 Aug 09
thank you all for commenting .she talks some but not alot, she does everything in groups of three's and watches the same channel on tv everyday and repeats herself til someone answers her. also she for gets things like going to bathroom and words from books she goes October for testing
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
23 Aug 09
I hope that in testing her they will be able to help her and get her the help she may need. She might have to even go on a special diet.
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29 Aug 09
http://autismandaspergersinthefamily.freeforums.org/index.php
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@sacmom (14338)
• United States
19 Aug 09
Yes, I do. My oldest son is autistic. He's 12 years old, but wasn't officially diagnosed until almost his 7th birthday. What makes your doctor think that your child is autistic? What symptoms are your child displaying? The following link is about autism and it's symptoms (the symptoms are listed at the bottom of the page): http://www.autismkey.com/what_is_autism.htm Can your child talk or are they non-verbal? If they can't talk, you may want to look into learning sign language. Knowing even a small amount can come in handy and help avoid any unnecessary meltdowns. Good luck!
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@advokatku (4039)
• Indonesia
19 Aug 09
according my read about autist, become a major problem child autism is difficulty the child to concentrate or focus attention. So, methods of therapy to handle autistic children is to introduce with pets are not aggresive like rabbits, cat, etc. With introduce with pets, children seeks to focus
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