I Have An Autistic Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 85 People

    My kiddo is 4 and we have permanently done away

    with him sitting in the grocery basket (unless its a car). He is always in his own world so he doesn't pay attention to where he is going so im always telling him when we are going to turn and having to stop alot and he loves touching people as they walk by and he barks at...
    JESSYmess JESSYmess
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    My son is 4 and will be 5 July next year.

    I love my son but this autism journey has been the most difficult thing in my life. It is very frustrating when you are dealing with professional who do not have answers. This is a mystery to them as well as to me. The doctor told me something way different than his PCP and I...
    iLightBeing iLightBeing
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2014

    High Functioning

    Growing up, my experience with those with autism was limited. Most of the people that I met with it were more extreme cases. So, I never realized the signs in my son until he was older.He was never a needy baby. He preferred to be left alone and not messed with too much. I just...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare
    41-45, F
    13 Responses Nov 2, 2012

    It Gets Harder As They Get Older

    I am Dad to an 18 year old autistic boy [man according to his care staff, boy to me]. He is my first born & was diagnosed just after his 3rd birthday with autism, severe learning difficulties & ADHD. The last 15/16 years have been indescribably demanding & have taken their toll...
    simon0470 simon0470
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2012

    Will My Child Ever Speak?

    my daughter is now 16 i wish she could tell me what she's feeling
    moneygod moneygod
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jun 23, 2012

    My son, David is severely autistic.

    He's in a residential program two and a half hours away and I miss him. I just pray for a cure.
    saddeena saddeena
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    My four year old was completely nonverbal

    til the middle of las year. Now he's beginning to put sentences together. He just hugged me and said " mommy no cry, you so beautiful". Now I'm crying because I'm happy instead of why I was sad
    NakiTenshi NakiTenshi
    26-30, F
    Sep 9, 2014

    I'm at my wits end. My daughter is high

    functioning but scales as moderately to severely autistic. We had a nice surprise when her transition to middle school went smoothly but the happiness didn't last long. Earlier this year my dad, who she's very close to, suddenly feel ill and passed away. Within weeks she had her...
    Serinderpity Serinderpity
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 17

    Matthew

    Our second child, age 9, is diagnosed on the autism spectrum. We first noticed problems with Matthew from very early-on, as he wasn't reaching milestones anywhere near as quickly as his older sister.  He couldn't raise his head for the loooooongest time.  It was really sad...
    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80
    46-50, M
    11 Responses May 17, 2013

    One thing that you will know

    if you have a child with with an autism spectrum disorder is that there are often specific things that will calm the child down in the middle of a rage. These can range from holding a favorite toy to sniffing a certain-scented candle to being wrapped in a certain blanket...
    The100DayLetters The100DayLetters
    41-45, F
    Jul 4, 2014

    My son is potty training himself!

    !! After trying and trying, giving up, and resolving to let him tell us when he's ready...he just started peeing in the toilet!! Now he's pooping too. Anyone else had this happen with their kid?
    RNY83 RNY83
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

    Found An Awesome Web Site I Wanted To Share

    This site is an educational one that offers things like abc's, learn to read, its fun to read, im reading, downloads, and tons of other stuff too... and the best part is its free! Check it out go to   www.starfall.com   We hope you like it as much as...
    angelzevil angelzevil
    26-30, F
    Mar 22, 2010

    I have a seven-year-old boy

    and a soon-to-be four-year-old girl, they can be adorable and I love them. The boy has autism though he is "high functioning" and very intelligent. His condition can sometimes be very frustrating. He'll just be stuck in his own world and unable to acknowledge or respond to...
    PhDFeelsGood PhDFeelsGood
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2014

    I hate telling people

    that my son is autistic and they reply "I'm sorry". Um he's not dying and he's an amazing kid that I love very much. Go **** yourself. As hard as it can be raising such a child, I feel sorry for people who think having an autistic child is some massive burden and parents of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    Will My Child Ever Speak?

    my daughter is now 16 i wish she could tell me what she's feeling
    moneygod moneygod
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2012

    My son was diagnosed around 3.

    Elementary and middle school years were rough. Somehow got him through high school. Lots of challenges along the way. That's an understatement. He is in college, went away his freshman year and failed out. Came home to me. A semester at the local tech college and he pulled...
    Onewithone Onewithone
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    Trying Not to Let Her Disability Be My Whole Life.

    I have the two most beautiful and amazing children in the world. I recognize that other parents may disagree, but you know what they say about opinions... My almost-12-year old has a very mild form of autism. His disability was fairly profound as a little boy, but years of...
    jhj2007 jhj2007
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 23, 2009

    I Am A Proud Mother Of Two Autistic Children

    My boy's are a year apart to the day. They both have autism and have been the lights of my life since they were born. I am not going to say that it's easy because anyone with an autistic child will tell you it's not. But you love them and do as much as you can for them. My...
    Disillusioned123 Disillusioned123
    41-45
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2012

    Skyler

    Skyler is also known as my sunshine. Skyler is 9 1/2 yrs old and has Asperger Syndrome which is on the lower end of the Autism spectrum. Along with Asperger's Skyler also has PDD, ADD, ADHD,OCD, and a few other learning disorders. All this being said he can be a challenge at...
    angelzevil angelzevil
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2010

    My son is 7 asd, spd,

    add, ADHD, behavioural issues etc..........are there any other mums or dads here that are in similar circumstances please?
    butterflywings00001 butterflywings00001
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2014

    I just found out that my autistic 5 year old

    has been hitting his EA and pushing his classmates. He is also being destructive. He never hits at home. We do not spank him and he never hit at daycare either. He had been progressing so well and had slowly achieved good things last year in the same classroom with the same EA...
    Hoping11 Hoping11
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2014

    I did the worst thing imaginable.

    I snapped on a 84 year old woman today. This woman happens to be my grandmother. The worst part, I terrified her and she probably thought she was going to die today! I feel horrific and I am shamed. While I was going off, I broken my screen on my phone, it is now black at the...
    iLightBeing iLightBeing
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2014

    Every day I learn more about my son,

    about people who have autistic children...it seems we're not as alone as I feel sometimes. Other families' successes give me hope that my boy will have a conversation with me one day, or be able to play baseball, or attend mainstream school. If only the world could see the...
    RNY83 RNY83
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2014
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