I am a mother in need of help. I have a 14 year old daughter that I suspect may have some form of the autism spectrum, but am not sure. She was diagnosed with Epilepsy 4 years ago and I was told she had been having them since 5. However, this was just the beginning of unanswered questions. I will try my best to explain a little bit of why I believe there is more than just Epilepsy. For one my daughter has never had any friends. She says people call her weird. She does not look people in the face and when she does her eyes go straight up with no eye contact. She has an issue where when she gets on one thing she can not get off of that item, subject, or whatever it may be, until she feels that it is complete, finished, or some how satisfied. Example being...Her biggest thing is food....She had to have a certain food everyday or she would cry, pitch a fit, feel almost like she ws going to die if she didn't have it. Not to mention the 100 times a day she reminded me to get it until she got it. When she speaks to people she is always right and everyone else is wrong. She will try convincing you she is right until you give up and say ok you are right, even when she is not. She feels everybody is mean, they hate her, or have some vendetta against her. She does not like to be touched by anyone only when she wants to be touched (As a mom I would just love to hug or kiss her when I wanted to, but can't)
These are just a few things. PLEASE someone help me. I want my daughter to have a normal (or the best she can) life.