Hi all, I don't even know where to begin here.... I think my son may be on the autism spectrum. On the mild end. But I don't know for sure. For a long time I though he wasn't, maybe I just wished he wasn't. He has signs that point to it. We have seen a paediatrician and she has referred us to a psychologist and an occupational therapist but it's another month before we see anyone again. We see a speech therapist once a month and have done for the last 6 months.
DS is 3. He doesn't talk much, he is starting to say a lot more and is starting to put 2 or 3 words together.
It is hard to keep his attention and if he is doing something he ignores everything else going on and will not respond to his name.
He plays on his own a lot, we have 2 other children. 2 year old twins. He has been starting to play with them more but only in very small amounts until they don't do what he wants them to or wrecks what he is doing.
He doesn't listen but isn't that sort of normal for most 3 year old. Don't they all think everything is all about them.
He never stops, until he drops. He is constantly moving, he can't sit still for very long and when he does he seems to stare off into space.
He doesn't eat very much and I am worried about that. He would live on cookies if I let him.
But he is very affectionate, he can do things you ask him to just chooses not to most of the time. And he does point to things he wants.
For people who have children that have been diagnosed with mild autism what were your signs? How do you get them to listen or even just focus on what you are saying? How did you go with potty training? How did they go at kinder? DS starts in a few weeks and I am so nervous about it.