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    Default An interesting experience with an Autistic boy- would you tell his mother?

    I have had two early losses that i havent shared with anyone except hubby and my mum.

    With the second loss, just a day after a pregnancy test confirmed the pregnancy .. my hubbys autistic 8 year old nephew who doesnt speak and rarely interacts with people unless he wants something.. came up to me, put his hands on my stomach and said baby.. like he was trying to tell me.. He then pulled my husband by the sleeve pointing at my stomach.

    Luckly... everyone was busy and nobody noticed this little event but me.

    Remember this boy doesnt speak and doesnt come up to adults for interaction unless he wants food or for you to do something for him.

    Would you tell the mother if you were me?

    Has anyone had or heard of a similar experience ?

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    I just wanted to add that this experience has made me feel good... it helped me cope... like my rainbow baby is lurking around and waiting. To me it didnt feel like a coincidence .

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    That's amazing, I'd tell his parents in a heart beat!

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    I would tell his mother

    I have an ASD child myself and it's always a buzz when your child does something positively unexpected.

    I also have a friend with a non-verbal ASD daughter. Last year she was filming her DD riding a scooter and she captured her speaking a short sentence and used the word 'mummy'. Although she is still not speaking, it gave her hope that one day her daughter will be able to verbally communicate.

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    I would tell her too. I have two autistic sons.
    It's interesting how they have a 6th sense.
    My sons have done things like this a lot. Not usually lovely important things like that but yes know things are about to happen etc

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    yep I would tell her

    how amazing

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    I would tell her, I think she would be tickled pink, especially given your positive reaction to this.

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    Sorry about your loss op. I would definitely tell her. Having a child on the spectrum can be bloody hard. Asd kids often pick up things that neurotipical miss.
    A beautiful moment like this can mean so much when there is often so much negative a positive like this might just what she needs to brighten her day.

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    I am a speechie and several years ago i attended a volunteer camp for children with significant impairments.

    There was a 6 yr old boy there who had suffered brain damage due to a birth injury. He was non verbal, deaf, paralysed from the waist down and had frequent seizures. I was working with him one morning when he appeared to be reaching for his drink bottle on the table. I happened to have an ipad filming the therapy session at the time. I later showed his mum to ask if he often communicated non verbally like that. The look on her face when she saw that one action is something i will take to my grave. She was blown away. She was so emotional she cried and watched it repeatedly. Over and over. She called her parents in Ireland to let them know. We saw him do it other times at the camp so it wasnt a one off. But that one simple gesture that most parents would think nothing of at all meant the absolute world to her.

    So, yes i think you should tell her

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