Long New York Times article documenting recovery from autism in about 10% of cases.
The Kids Who Beat Autism
By RUTH PADAWERJULY 31, 2014
At first, everything about L.'s baby boy seemed normal. He met every developmental milestone and delighted in every discovery. But at around 12 months, B. seemed to regress, and by age 2, he had fully retreated into his own world. He no longer made eye contact, no longer seemed to hear, no longer seemed to understand the random words he sometimes… read more
My 5 year old son was recently diagonsed with mild Autism. His opportunities are social interaction & some sensory. He's always so in his own head or acting out his favorite cartoon that he doesn't listen to us a lot of the time. Getting him to stop & focus can be hard. He's currently receiving Speech & O.T services weekly. At school is his very well behaved & the teachers have no issues with him. But, at home it's another story. He has trouble handling his emotions & will have tantrums… read more
My 3and 1/2 year old is minimally verbal. He only repeats words or short sentences like'feet down' or 'see you soon'. he also dose'nt initiate conversation. He just lead you to or points to what he wants. He also screams when he wants to eat or nap. is there hope that he would talk in the future? I mean actually hold a conversation.?? Pls help!
My 2 yr old girl is diagnosed with autism.She regressed at 18months of age. Her development pediatration recommended to go for early intensive ABA therapy for 30 hrs a week. When I asked her about Speech and OT .She said OT is not required for this kid and speech will come with ABA. She is non verbal but babbles a lot with some meaningless words.Will they really start speaking with ABA therapy?
I was thinking ABA is only for behaviour!!
I'm nervous it may be too intense and cause regression.
Do any of you with elementary aged kids have IEP accommodations for recess? Jesse is six and is starting to get in trouble at recess. It is just too much for him - sensory overload. He is active and needs an outlet and recess is important, but not sure of any steps to take. Thanks.
I am curious if the autistic behaviors I am seeing at this age of 3.5 are indicitive of future behaviors...did your child's symptoms progress over time? For instance, just because my son appears to suffer mild OCD and stimming right now, can/will these behaviors develop and worsen as he gets older? It it common for them to escalate as he gets older? Or peak at a certain age? Hopefully diminish? Please let me know your experience.