Kurtis2000 Has Entered the Group
Good Afternoon! Obviously new here. I'm a mom of an HFA teen, 13. He's the second in line of 3. I'm a SAHM cuz my children needed me. Kurtis didn't speak until he was 3. Didn't crawl, he rolled like a rollie polie. Walked at 18 months. In diapers until 4. Diagnosed at 4. Pre-school at 4. Binky until 9. Had night terrors for a while. It took us a while to finally figure out why. He needed to be home before the sunset. Night terrors decreased and then gone. I knew Kurtis was special when he was born. He roomed with me during my hospital stay. He didn't have the startle reflex. The floor I was on was extremely loud and the toilet flushed like Niagra Falls. He never cried or got scared. His hearing was tested and it was normal. We had no idea what Austism was. We just went with whatever worked with Kurtis so he could communicate without speaking. We were working from the cusp. My dad was the one who gave me my first book that helped recognize behaviors. We moved and my new pediatritian was in the autism field. She gave me the first information on how to find resources for my son. Bless her. She's still our pediatrician. He attends middle school in regular classes. He gets resource as well. Kurtis, being a teen and high functioning makes it difficult to tell whether its the disorder or hormones! Oh, and my youngest son imitated everything Kurtis did when they played. Its so neat to watch them play cars on the floor together. Umm, I think that's it. I'm happy to be here cuz I need some venting sometimes.