I am the mom of a 3 1/2 year old autistic son named Jonah. He is nonverbal and not potty trained and has a lot of behavioral problems. He's in a full-time school which he loves (and I love too) -- they have a holistic approach that feels right for us.
At home, though, it's very hard to control him. We are using PECS and I am starting a parent education series soon to get more help.
I believe my son was born with autism -- and I believe every autistic child is different; no one therapy or program is right for every child. I am interested in talking to anyone about raising an autistic child, and exchanging ideas. You can e-mail me at [email protected] or I will look here periodically too.
I sometimes wonder if there are different causes of autism -- some kids appear to be developing normally and then sharply drop-off into autism, where other kids (like my son) seem to have been autistic since birth.
Anyway. I think we can support one another and am looking forward to hearing from other parents.
Upstate NY ↓