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  • Awesome Mums of Autistic kids-how many of us are there (#3)????????

    Originally posted by mamapanda View Post
    Thank you.

    One thing that confuses me tho is Mr T is generally a very mellow little man. He has mini meltdowns every now and then but I don't think it's too full on.
    Welcome @mamapanda

    I have a 5.5 year old DD who was diagnosed in May this year. She has always been a really mellow kid with very few tantrums or meltdowns, particularly when younger. I would describe her as quite 'passive' in many ways and she generally just goes with the flow. She has just in the last 6 months discovered some defiance and difficulties with emotional regulation which has lead to some 'meltdowns'. In addition, she has become much more fixed in her desires and routines, which proves difficult at times. I think that although many kids on the spectrum experience meltdowns (for various reasons), there are also those kids who are more mellow and passive. It sounds like you're really on the ball with noticing difficulties he is having and implementing early intervention. The waiting and seeing is hard.

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    Thank you sajimum. It's good to know some think I'm on the ball with early intervention as I know some think we are over reacting or something (I'd rather listen to the paediatrician and his child care workers that are around other kids every day though).

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        Subbing.

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          Subbing. .. cause I am awesome

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            Subbed but I'm having a **** week so not going to be talking much.

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              As we enter our 3rd chat thread. I just want to extend a giant virtual hug to all of us. We are doing a great job, and all deserve medals, and chests to put them on, and a statue made completely out of gold..
              Great work ladies, keep up the good fight, and remember you are AMAZING.

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                Originally posted by Sookie Stackedhouse View Post
                Subbed but I'm having a **** week so not going to be talking much.
                I hope your week improves from here on in....

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                  Originally posted by Sookie Stackedhouse View Post
                  Subbed but I'm having a **** week so not going to be talking much.
                  Hope your week improved, I seem to be have more **** weeks than not these days.

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                  • #10
                    I thought I'd stick my head in and say hi. After an appointment with a specialist over the weekend, it has been confirmed that our 3yo DD has ASD.

                    It hasn't come as a shock to me because I have suspected something wasn't right since she was 2yo.

                    I'm handing it well, my DH on the other hand is in a bit of denial and still thinks she is just 'a late talker'.

                    Anyway, hello!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Leettieb View Post
                      I thought I'd stick my head in and say hi. After an appointment with a specialist over the weekend, it has been confirmed that our 3yo DD has ASD.

                      It hasn't come as a shock to me because I have suspected something wasn't right since she was 2yo.

                      I'm handing it well, my DH on the other hand is in a bit of denial and still thinks she is just 'a late talker'.

                      Anyway, hello!
                      Hi and welcome.
                      My dh is not willing to look at Ds1 or Ds2 being asd either. It takes men a bit longer to settle in to the rules for a special needs child. Ds2 is almost 3. Non verbal and sensory. I'm happy to chat though I'm in NZ so can't really help with the funding or support as ours is different.

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                        Originally posted by Leettieb View Post
                        I thought I'd stick my head in and say hi. After an appointment with a specialist over the weekend, it has been confirmed that our 3yo DD has ASD.

                        It hasn't come as a shock to me because I have suspected something wasn't right since she was 2yo.

                        I'm handing it well, my DH on the other hand is in a bit of denial and still thinks she is just 'a late talker'.

                        Anyway, hello!
                        Hi Lettie. My son is 32 months. We haven't been diagnosed yet but I strongly suspect he is on the spectrum.

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                        • #13
                          Welcome Leettie. Always nice to meet new mums.
                          Husbands seem to take it so much more personally and well sometimes it takes longer to accept.

                          Well I do have a bit going on here at the moment and once everything has been settled I will share more.

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                            [MENTION=96460]Leettieb[/MENTION] Welcome. I hope your DH starts to acknowledge and come to terms with the diagnosis soon. We also had our DD's diagnosis this year and although it wasn't a shock, it has certainly taken a while to start processing it (especially emotionally). How are you coping?

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                              We had our genetics appt last week where it was confirmed that DD has over 40 genes missing from one of her chromosomes. It's a big enough deletion that it's likely it is the underlying reason for her ASD symptoms, though a majority of the missing genes have an unknown function. DH and I aren't carriers so the likelihood of it happening again is very small. However, DD has a 50% chance of passing it on to any kids she has so obviously we will need to discuss this with her when she is older. I am so glad we went ahead with the testing, because it obviously has potential to impact DD's family planning in the future.

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