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    Are you serious? I have never, ever heard of this?? Do you know where I can find out more information?

    Quote Originally Posted by ItWasntMe View Post
    I know how you feel. My child has been diagnosed with autistic disorder syndrome. I'm working as hard as I can to help child and am doing a good job of it but it seems like a constant battle to get his father to understand his needs. I'm emotionally exhausted atm. Are you getting respite at all? I know my child is eligible for up to 10 hrs a week government funded with a one on one carer. They will either do in home or out of home respite

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    Hi ladies hope you are well , I'm not sure if anyone is participating here or not
    i have a question for parents with autistic kids . I'm blessed with twin boys at almost 9 weeks of age. One has been great in terms of eye contact, communication ect the other seems like on purpose avoiding eye contact, he just doesn't look at me , and some times it feels like he doesn't want to be held. He arches his back to get away ...
    i know that 9 wks is very early to diagnose but I have been reading and reading on the internet looking for early signs , however, I really think parents with autistic kids know other signs and some abnormal behaviour during infancy that all made sense after diagnoses was made.
    Can you please let me know what you considered an abnormal behaviour when your babies were growing up ? Thank you all in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMFM View Post
    Hi ladies hope you are well , I'm not sure if anyone is participating here or not
    i have a question for parents with autistic kids . I'm blessed with twin boys at almost 9 weeks of age. One has been great in terms of eye contact, communication ect the other seems like on purpose avoiding eye contact, he just doesn't look at me , and some times it feels like he doesn't want to be held. He arches his back to get away ...
    i know that 9 wks is very early to diagnose but I have been reading and reading on the internet looking for early signs , however, I really think parents with autistic kids know other signs and some abnormal behaviour during infancy that all made sense after diagnoses was made.
    Can you please let me know what you considered an abnormal behaviour when your babies were growing up ? Thank you all in advance
    He's 9 weeks old. All babies are different. My Bub went through a stage where he didn't want to be held. To be honest I think it's very strange you're even worrying about this with a 9 weeker! 😳

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMFM View Post
    Hi ladies hope you are well , I'm not sure if anyone is participating here or not
    i have a question for parents with autistic kids . I'm blessed with twin boys at almost 9 weeks of age. One has been great in terms of eye contact, communication ect the other seems like on purpose avoiding eye contact, he just doesn't look at me , and some times it feels like he doesn't want to be held. He arches his back to get away ...
    i know that 9 wks is very early to diagnose but I have been reading and reading on the internet looking for early signs , however, I really think parents with autistic kids know other signs and some abnormal behaviour during infancy that all made sense after diagnoses was made.
    Can you please let me know what you considered an abnormal behaviour when your babies were growing up ? Thank you all in advance
    Hi there - firstly, please try not to worry too much at this early stage.

    I have a 4 year old with ASD and the only odd behaviour he exhibited as an infant was moving his arms around a lot - a bit like he was doing kung fu moves.

    Being our first and only child, we didn't have a neurotypical child to compare development with, so our concerns regarding him being on the spectrum weren't explored until after he turned 3 (which is when we really started to question his development and quirks).

    Keep observing and noting down anything of concern in case you do feel you need to explore a diagnosis later down the track.

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    Thanks ladies , I'm trying really hard not to think and worry too much although it's hard specially as my other twin is so advanced acting like a 6 months old!!!
    He has recently stared fixing and following with his eyes still not so great with eye contact but I hope he gets there
    beatuful mums with ASD kids, did they have an delayed eye contact/ gaze as infants ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMFM View Post
    Thanks ladies , I'm trying really hard not to think and worry too much although it's hard specially as my other twin is so advanced acting like a 6 months old!!!
    He has recently stared fixing and following with his eyes still not so great with eye contact but I hope he gets there
    beatuful mums with ASD kids, did they have an delayed eye contact/ gaze as infants ?
    No, my son was fine with eye contact as an infant. There were no red flags for ASD until he was well out of the baby phase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMFM View Post
    Thanks ladies , I'm trying really hard not to think and worry too much although it's hard specially as my other twin is so advanced acting like a 6 months old!!!
    He has recently stared fixing and following with his eyes still not so great with eye contact but I hope he gets there
    beatuful mums with ASD kids, did they have an delayed eye contact/ gaze as infants ?
    Many babies avoid eye contact when they are tired or going through a developmental phase. I would really try not to worry about that.

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    Thank you all for replying. My baby is 12 weeks now abs still not making much eye contact , I'm so worried I can't stop crying some times . He loves to be held and when I shower his face with kisses he loughs loud but no eye contact , his eyes were checked and all good , dr thinks that it's delayed eye maturation and he will grow out of it and up to 6 months is considered normal but I'm so worried

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMFM View Post
    Thank you all for replying. My baby is 12 weeks now abs still not making much eye contact , I'm so worried I can't stop crying some times . He loves to be held and when I shower his face with kisses he loughs loud but no eye contact , his eyes were checked and all good , dr thinks that it's delayed eye maturation and he will grow out of it and up to 6 months is considered normal but I'm so worried
    I think you need to see a pead to put your mind at ease. This is taking over your life if you can't stop crying. ASD isn't cancer, it isn't anything you need to be worrying so much about at 12 weeks. I think you really need support and guidance in this. Does autism run in your family? What put it on your radar? Xxx
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    My DS who is almost 3 has autism traits also. It's so very exhausting I completely get you, one little thing in this house causes a meltdown.

    He has Mecp2 duplication syndrome which shows a lot of traits. I really feel for you, it's almost impossible to get mad when they just doesn't understand. Big hugs is all for now.


 

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