I've always personally wondered if my son is autistic or not, but he hasn't been diagnosed. He's 4 but didn't start speaking until he was 3. He is speaking now, but not in full sentences and he can't say certain sounds still. He hates when a schedule is changed and fights me about it. He has an obsession with light switches and if they are on and aren't normally, he'll turn them off and vis-versa. He does have different mannerism (but nothing obsessive). He's always lining things up and is very touchy-feeling (can't leave his hands to himself). Also, as a baby we could never get him to have eye to eye contact and still fights it.
I really don't know much about autism, but I've been asked if my son is or not and always brushed it off. I guess I figured his dr or his preschool teacher (he's in a special needs preschool for his speech) would have said something to me. But now I'm curious. What do you ladies think?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on Jan. 22, 2010 in Kids' Health
Answer by outstandingLove at 3:01 PM on Jan. 22, 2010
I think you should go with your heart and get him tested at a developmental clinic. It's not the end of the world by any means. I have an autistic son that is now almost 16 and one of the most interesting people I know. If you want to talk you can PM me off list.
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