My daughter 32 months now has autism and she loves water! She will run to any puddles, she sees a lake she gets very excited and tries to run towards it. I am not sure what she would do of I leave her hand. Will she go in or she will go out her hand and splash. I have not tried..and I am extremely fearful of letting her do it once as I think she will feel its okay to and keep going there. I want to know, when they say high functioning autism/ aspergers ...these kids will have that sense of fear and won't generally have attraction to water right? Our therapist keeps saying she is high functioning as she speak words and phrases but it's more I want..give me ...and she keeps saying I see this...I see that when we are in car. But I feel if she is really high functioning she would not be having this water attraction in first place. She would not have these meltdowns if she does not get what she wants , would not be flapping and jumpIn around all day.
She will yell grunt If she is frustrated, wil try to bite her toe leg of she's mad. All of these don't show me high functioning symptoms...and at the same time she can follow directions one step at times two and can tell me of she wants to tax a book...or if she wants to watch something and will say help me on something she can't do. I want to ask parents of little older kids did ur aspie/ high functioning did have attraction to water as a child and learnt to understand danger? Or its a low functioning trait which will stay forever. I am just too scared as I see all these children drowning in news.
on Sep. 12, 2013 at 7:09 PM