Autism spectrum disorders

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  • #6908615

    RobinG
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    Ok, one more question, lol ~ *for now πŸ™‚ I have found this statement as a symptom ~ those who have high functioning autism, is this always true or not true ~ Hunter doenst respond or get upset by loud things or over stimulation, he only gets upset by change ~ Sites say…” strong reactions to textures, smells, sounds, sights, or other stimuli that others might not even notice, such as a flickering light” Or maybe he is just to young to show things yet ~ hummmm

    #6908616

    mountainmama
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    i work with children who have autism. i have found over the years that every child is extremely different in their symptoms. some children have amazing eye contact, some don’t, some love to be hugged and kissed, some don’t, some are bothered by loud sounds, some aren’t,some might even seak loud sounds out, etc….. also ‘strong reactions’ could also include positive reactions–to the opposite extreme of obsessive like. the one thing that does seem to be consistent across the board that i’ve found is that most have a hard time dealing with any changes in routine–but then again, some children have an easier time with it then others. autism can only be diagnosed based upon behavior, which as i’m sure you know can make it very challenging. if you have any specific questions you can message my page….hope that helps & good for you for trying to get such an early diagnosis. that is key!

    #6908617

    Holly28
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    I too work with children who have Autism. Mountain mama is right. The thing about Autism is that no two people exemplify it the same way. Each case is completely individual. There are lots of common symptoms/behaviors. Autism is a spectrum disorder. There are varying degrees of intensity and symptoms.I too have seen changes to routine to be one of the main consistencies amongst the children I have worked with. Have hope though if he does turn out to be diagnosed. Early intervention is the key. I have seen children who were on the extreme end and were very low functioning come to a point where they would no longer be considered ‘autistic’ with the type of therapy that I do( Applied Behavioral Analysis).

    #6908618

    naunilee
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    Sorry, I had to laugh at the loud sound thing!! My son is 7 and has moderate autism, well depending on the day. Anyways what I was laughing about was the fact that my son HATES certain loud sounds like our dirt bikes and he gets overstimulated at the mall and grocery store but he himself is SO loud!!! LOL! I got woke up to him humming VERY loudly at 6am this morning….. it’s Sunday and no school, dang I would love to sleep in!

    #6908619

    RobinG
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    TX so much (((()))) πŸ™‚ So if a child has very mild autism, high functioning autism is it something they outgrow? Or something that (like cancer you are never cured but in remission) when treated is always there but not evident because therapy and life style keep it in check? Is his age going to make it very diffidult to give him a diagnosis, meaning it would be a year or more to really know for sure since he is only 12 months? We still dont know for sure if he has it, there are some traits he has, he does have oral dyspraxia but the diagnosis is strickly informal ~ the Dev doc will need to give him the formal diagnosis and that will be a few months away because of the waiting list to get in ~ What is the difference in PPD-NOS and High Functioning Autism/Aspbergers? TX!

    #6908620

    naunilee
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    Robin—- check this page out

    http://www.autism-society.org

    it will help answer a bunch of your questions.

    #6908621

    mountainmama
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    from my understanding, one can be diagnosised with PDD-NOS and still have severe or mild symptoms. aspberger’s is a pdd & on the autism spectrum disorder, tend to be very smart & very verbal, but socially inept, can still struggle with sensory issues. of course all this depends on the person! outgrowing– some children with the right interventions and therapies can get to a point where they no longer would need such services. depending on where you live you could receive in home services, where people come and work with your child 1:1, doing such things as Applied Behavioral Analysis or sensory intergration therapy. sometimes even before you have a diagnosis.

    #6908622

    Bri
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    Robin – I get emails from baby center once a week. They sent me one months back saying that some babies start to do this because they can. They don’t hurt themselves but it’s a way of them doing something on their own. I don’t know if it’s also a sign of autism or not but I know it can be perfectly normal.

    #6908623

    RobinG
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    Hunter has begun banging his head on the wall and floor when he is mad. Some kids do this with austim and some do this without austim, for those who had a child who did this what did you do to stop it? What did doc say? Did they hurt themselves? Hunter bangs hard and I’m worried he will hurt his head. I know if they fall the head is pretty resiliant and they usually do ok but when you bang over and over that concerns me ~

    #6908624

    RobinG
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    My Hunter is showing some signs of autism ~ it is hard to diagnose so young so only time will tell with him but some of his signs where there long before shots. I dont believe shots cause it I think if you are predisposed to it with genetics the shot only brings it out, brings out what was already there. JMHO. There was a mom on this site sometime ago that posted she knew a mom who had a child with austim who had shots so she didnt give the shots to her twins and one twin still was diagnosed with austim so in her case the shots had nothing to do with it ((())) Signs can show up around the time austim starts to show signs so IMO it is more coincidence or the shot, as I said, brings out what was already there.

    #6908625

    Heather07
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    Hello everyone. I am the mother of an 8 month old boy. I am writing because I have a students with autism, and his mother shared with me that she feels he started showing symptoms after his first MMR shot. However, my pediatrician swears up and down that there is no connection between the two. I was curious to discuss it with some parents of children with autism because I am trying to figure out a way to have my son receive the shots seperately. There is a local pharmacy that can get the measles & rubella vaccines, but not the mumps. I have done A LOT of reserch and have found that the medical field seems adiment that there is no connection, but many parents disagree. Please contact me on my page if you don’t mind discussing this further.

    #6908626

    Bri
    Member

    heather07 – This is a hot topic. But what studies have found is there is a correlation of TIME. Symptoms show up right after the 1st birthday, which is when the shot is given and that’s all.

    #6908627

    Heather07
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    Yes, that is what my pediatrician said as well, that it is a matter of timing. He even offered to allow me to wait for the MMR vaccine until my son is two. (As long as it is given between 12 and 24 months) Thank you for the response though. πŸ™‚ I am still going to look into the seperate shots because so many of my autistic student’s parents INSIST it is because of the shot?? I don’t know.

    #6908628

    Bri
    Member

    I think parents want to know why this happened to their child. From what I’ve seen, many parents that have one autistic child end up having multiple. Personally, I believe it is just genetics. Of course I have nothing to base this on. You can opt as you are and give separate shots. Or have the multiple shots your child should have at 1 yr separated out. Our office was out of a couple but Kekoa would have had 4shots plus the flu shot. We are going back next week for two more. More visits but less pain in the end. What I worry about with the MMR is side effects. My niece was fine during her first one but her 4yr old MMR was a different story. She had a bad reaction and her leg swelled up to the point that they went to the ER. She is fine but had to stay off her leg for a few days.

    #6908629

    my son was diagnose last year sept with autism,a lot of people think that it has to do with the shots because he was a very talkative little boy and just shy of his 2 year b/day his speech was completely gone,so had early intervention,he’s getting speech,ot,behavioral therapy and ABA at school,he goes full time and he’s in a autism support classroom,his developmental dr told us that autism is something that there have to for the rest of there lives unless there find a cure,but my son is a very loving,affectionate little boy and if you look at him you would never know that he’s autistic,he have been going for audiology and wednesday was is fourth time going with out any success,so now there decided that there are going to sedate him and do an ENT to make sure that he’s hearing well and it’s not affecting his speech,this procedure is going to take 3hrs and there are doing it next year march,i agree about the shots and i made them give my daughter separately,well i wish all you mothers the best and just love your kids although it can be very challenging and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

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