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Mothers with Autistic kids...

what age was your child diagnosed?? did you see any warning signs before your child was diagnosed?? any information is welcome..thank you ladys =)

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Asked by JplusAequalsP at 5:58 AM on Jan. 31, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My son was diagnosed at 3 1/2. I had a feeling somethign was wrong. The only developmental milestones he hit on time was the ones dealing with eating. At that time, I lived in a very rural area and I wasn't taking him to a pediatrician, but to a General Practicioner. The GP felt that his delays could have been due to the fact that he was born a bit premature. But when it became evident that he didn't understand what we were saying and that the speech he used was only him repeating things he heard, I kept pushing and eventually he was tested.

    Answer by layh41407 at 6:37 AM on Jan. 31, 2011

  • Mine was between 5 and 6 yrs old. I noticed problems early on but they werent able to diagnose until he was in school. He had speech delay, in a big way. In kinder he had problems learning like other kids, was immature in class, and did not cope well with any sort of change.

    Answer by gemgem at 8:05 AM on Jan. 31, 2011

  • My stepson was diagnosed at 2. Initially, they thought he was deaf because he just didn't respond to things going on around him. He didnt' have age-appropriate muscle coordination, didn't speak, and had frequent melt-downs (not tantrums). They did the hearing test, he passed with flying colors. They then went to a neurologist, who diagnosed him with autism. I believe they were able to diagnose at a young age because of the severity of his autism.

    Answer by Scuba at 8:18 AM on Jan. 31, 2011

  • Thank You guys....for your feed back =) son who is 2 is having his first evaluation this thursday coming up so im kinda nervous about it.....i will keep you guys informed on anything..once again thank you

    Comment by JplusAequalsP (original poster) at 2:40 PM on Jan. 31, 2011

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