Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Mom to Mom Mom to Mom

autistic?

Posted by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM
  • 16 Replies

I think my son may have autism I heard about the MMR vaccine results and I looked up the symptoms and he shows alot of them.  I want to get him checked out but my husband refuses even though he admits he may have it.  He says that we can figure out what to do on our own.  What should I do?  I'll love my son no matter what but I want to do what's best for him.

by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
HaileysMom07180
by Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 9:39 AM

i would take him to get the diagnosis.  i know its not fun to go through that process, but if he doesn't he can really struggle in school and life.  if he has the diagnosis, he will be able to have the iep, the plans, the programs and then when he is an adult, he will be able to have adult services that are available for special needs adults.

jeda1429
by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Get him evaluated , if he is autistic he needs therapy asap!

BreezeAlanna
by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Why would your husband refuse to help your son? Early intervention is key. How old is he? How recently was he given the MMR?

Mrs.Thomason
by Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM


What is IEP and any ideas on how to convince my husband we should take him? See I don't have DL so my husband drives us to all of our appointments.

Quoting HaileysMom07180:

i would take him to get the diagnosis.  i know its not fun to go through that process, but if he doesn't he can really struggle in school and life.  if he has the diagnosis, he will be able to have the iep, the plans, the programs and then when he is an adult, he will be able to have adult services that are available for special needs adults.



goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM

How old is he? Is he in any type of school yet?

Mrs.Thomason
by Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 9:45 AM


my DS is 18 months old and I honestly couldn't tell you how old he was i guess normal time for the vaccines.  Its not that DH refuses to help him it's that he wants us to do it on our own for some reason.

Quoting BreezeAlanna:

Why would your husband refuse to help your son? Early intervention is key. How old is he? How recently was he given the MMR?



Mrs.Thomason
by Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 9:47 AM


he is 18 months and the only schooling he gets is our lessons at home although the past several months he hasn't been as active with it i can't get him to pay attention.

Quoting goddess99:

How old is he? Is he in any type of school yet?



HaileysMom07180
by Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 9:48 AM


an iep is a plan thats at the school that allows them to essentially cater to the needs of your child.  without one, they will assume your child can handle all mainstream activities and processes.  when is his next checkup.  i would say at the next checkup bring up the concern.  if anything, really let her know what he's doing, or not doing.  if there really is a concern at that point, the doctor will send a referral to a specialist and they will call you to set up that appointment.

Quoting Mrs.Thomason:


What is IEP and any ideas on how to convince my husband we should take him? See I don't have DL so my husband drives us to all of our appointments.

Quoting HaileysMom07180:

i would take him to get the diagnosis.  i know its not fun to go through that process, but if he doesn't he can really struggle in school and life.  if he has the diagnosis, he will be able to have the iep, the plans, the programs and then when he is an adult, he will be able to have adult services that are available for special needs adults.





goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 10, 2013 at 9:48 AM

If he is truly autistic you two are going to need help. Your dh will find that out soon enough. Next time he goes for 1 of his check ups, I'd talk to the doctor. There might be a school in your area he can start attending. Or a therapist who can start helping.

BreezeAlanna
by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 9:49 AM


You two are not health professionals , he needs to be evaluated and get professional help from someone who is actually certified and specializes in this stuff.

At 18 months you can still bring up the concerns, but as far as I've been informed they don't give a diagnosis until age 3. That is in Florida though.


Quoting Mrs.Thomason:


my DS is 18 months old and I honestly couldn't tell you how old he was i guess normal time for the vaccines.  Its not that DH refuses to help him it's that he wants us to do it on our own for some reason.

Quoting BreezeAlanna:

Why would your husband refuse to help your son? Early intervention is key. How old is he? How recently was he given the MMR?





Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)