Hi. I've wrote previously about my sons, ones who is four and diagnosed ASD and my almost two year old who we are just starting out the process for diagnosis. And was wondering if any one could give me any advice on head banging.
wrnt to hospital yesterday with my son we were told he will be getting blood tests for chromosome testing & other conditions. What's this all about please? It has me really concerned.
also she was really interested in his head circumference? Has anyone else experienced this? Or can clarify any of it to me??
It is 20.20. I have not yet got around to having a wash, because when I woke up I immediately became engrossed reading articles on a website that had links to lots of other articles and have been busy reading ever since. I am now having a lot of anxiety about the fact that I haven't washed, I need and want to wash, but I am finding it very difficult to do it now. I also need to go shopping, and need to get up early tomorrow, and it is getting later and later. Do other autistics find themselves stuck like this? Why is washing so anxiety enducing? Particularly when done late?
Bit of a strange one, but very annoying. My son Leo is 5, he's at mainstream school full time. He's coping pretty well and he likes it.
The problem is that his attendance is being affected by his tendency to have a runny tummy. About 80% of the time it's like he has diarrhoea. But he doesn't , it's just the way he is. He has been examined by various doctors, has had blood tests and no medical issues have been found. It's probably irritable bowel (I think) but we don't have any diagnosis other than its nothing sinister, don't worry.
I have a message from ex Community Champion which you can find below:
I've been asked to write a chapter about autism spectrum and maternity. I'm a mum to three with another due early next year. I was diagnosed with Aspergers after my first two children had been born so I can write about my own experiences of maternity services before and after diagnosis.
I have had quite an issue with eating and weight problems for the last few years, and struggle with motivation and impulse when trying to exercise and eat healthily.
I gave in and bought a packet of Happy Hippos (my favourite snack) but vowed not to eat them yet.
Since I got home, I find myself thinking about them with alarming frequency, even if I'm not hungry. I have tried eating fruit instead, watching TV, crochet (a new hobby I'm trying) reading, going on the internet, but the Happy Hippos still make their way into my brain.
have two autistic children aged 15 and 13. Both were diagnosed officially at the age of 10. My son is 13 and has toe walked ever since he learnt to walk. This has in the last couple of years caused a problem with him getting pain both in his legs and his lower back. He was referred to physiotherapy and to orthotics and was fitted with night splints as we was told he has extremely tight tendons in both ankles and very little range of motion.
My 2 year old son is waiting for his autism diagnosis. The Drs are sure this is what he has.
My Thomas is non verbal and also doesnt eat any food ( he used to though ) but drinks his peadisure fibre and loves orange juice
Im looking for advice on behaviour as this is getting worse for him. He bites and bangs his head alot and hits out at anyone when he is having a meltdown. We get these about 2 or 3 times a day. His twin brother James is now really scared when Thomas goes into his meltdown. which can make Thomas worse.