Does her son have autism or does she just want attention?
This isn't an is autism real post. I know it is real as I know people who have children that range from the lowest end of the spectrum to almost the other end. Just want to put that out there.
I know a lady who about a year ago when her son had just turned 3 started posting about her son being diagnosed with autism. It was very dramatic and and it has been all she has talked about for a year. Posting constant pictures about autism and awareness. Great. Fine.
One day I started talk to her and asked her if she had changed his diet? AGAIN I am not claiming to really know anything about autism. I had just heard that this was common in children with autism. She looked at me like I had 27 heads and said no I let him eat whatever he wants. Okay. So I said "Oh, so he is just in therapy." Again the 27 head look and she got almost disgusted with me and said NO! Then I asked if he had a mild form, because at this point I was so confused. She changed the subject, so I just went with it.
Did I step over a line? I was just asking. She posts about it so much I thought it was okay to ask her some questions. We are indeed friends and I see her often. I am confused because he is a sweet, active, happy little kid - I am not saying kids with autism aren't...just saying he isn't what she makes him out to be it the point I am trying to make. Her posts say he is non verbal, but he talks and communicates well (verbally) with my family and I. She has also said he is emotionless, but he has always been affectionate with us. Lots of hugs. I am just so confused. He is so differnt than the other children I know. Even the mother who has a son with very mild autism has her son in a few different therapies (mostly through the school.) Soooo, it has me wondering if she is just saying her son has autism, but he doesn't???