I have worked with autistic children who had no spontaneous speech. What I mean by that, is that at the age of 6 and 7 they would never say anything unless specifically requested to say it. And the things they did say (if requested) were as a result of many years of behavioural therapy, and still demonstrated echolalic tendencies (e.g., "What is it?" "What is it? Square!" etc.).
That's great news that your daughter is doing so well, but unfortunately that is not always the case.
ETA - I didn't open this thread for ages, as I had a horrible feeling it was going to be full of anti-vax theories. I'm pleasantly surprised to see that is not the case! And I agree that rates are not increasing - diagnoses are.
i would like to invite you to come spend a week with my asd childMy daughter has ASD, And i can tell you my child is as normal as any other child. Its nothing to worry about if your child has it or doesnt have it. My DR told me she has ASD and you wouldnt even know it. There is more information out there these days that is why the rates are going up. I dont see my child as being different to any other child i also wouldnt say that i hoped it didn't happen ( I see anyone that states that they hope it didnt happen to be selfish and what they were hoping for is a real easy child) because at the end of the day i have a child that i love and care for and she is the most happiest and loving and healthy child i have met. My sisters child does not have ASD and to be honest i find him the biggest pain in the back side then my daughter who is classed as " one of them children that are hard to deal with"
I believe that any child that has ASD can be perfectly normal like any other child.
Sorry if you find my post harsh but as a mother of a Autism child this sort of thing is close to home for me!
he is not happy not loving he is not perfectly normal or like any other child. he is violent abusive and aggressive. if i could take away his asd i would do it in a heart beat. autism is a spectrum i would have imagined as someone familiar with it as yourself u would be aware of the vast differences from one asd kid to the next. i don't find your post harsh i find it ridiculous. if your kid is as normal as any other kid how earth did they get a dx?
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Reading this makes me think about my friends children who have ASD and are non-verbal, still in nappies, violent...I believe that any child that has ASD can be perfectly normal like any other child.
Do you REALLY believe they can be perfectly normal like any other child?
More and more vaccines, toxins being injected into our bodies. IMO
Statistically and biologically..older mothers and fathers have an increased chance of having a child with a disability along the ASD spectrum.
Whether that's the case on the Hub is unknown, however the Hub does not represent the data available to the medical board and the conditions associated with the increased rate.
i was 22 when i gave birth to my asd child and my dh was 26. I've never heard of an age link before?
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Research article: Published Austism Research Vol 3(1), 2010http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1...r.116/abstract
Science Daily article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0208102411.htm
i was 21! and 26.
They are also saying that a mutated gene in the fathers sperm cell that occurred during HIS gestation can contribute to passing on Autism in a family with more than one child with autism....
University of Iowa (2007, May 3). Sperm Mutation Linked To Autism. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 4, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2007/05/070503125726.htm
As I said in my first post, the age of parents with children with Austism on the Hub does not offer a representation of the statistics on the whole.... as generally younger women tend to be more associated with forums than older women.
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