My Son is awaiting to be assessed for autism as he showing possible signs.
The signs he is showing are the following
1. Delayed speech
3. Lining toys up
I have been reading up alot about autism and there seems to be a number of symptoms he doesn't do. He isn't bothered about playing with other children, he doesn't have trouble sleeping, he isn't fussy when it comes to food. He doesn't play with the same toys everyday and regarding lining his toys up this is only occasionally.
He is going to hospital to have blood tests and the reason for this is because I have an autistic cousin and my partner has an autistic brother and two cousins.
I just want to no people's Thoughts please my son is 3 in August.
Thank You for reading this.
The list of traits for autism is not extensive, alot of people have problems that are not listed and a few that are.
Getting an autism assessment is really difficult my daughter is still waiting after 5 years, so if you have been offered one take it you probably won't get offered again. Even after assessment it does not mean he will be diagnosed, they may just be being thorough due to family history.
Just because he plays with other children doesn't mean he isn't struggling socially it can be about how he plays, I used to think my daughter played nicely until I realised that she was just mimicking things she had seen, and up until 3 she ate anything now has a very restricted diet.
If you are concerned speak to the person who referred him and ask them to detail their reasons it could shed some light on it.
Are the blood tests for Autism as I didnt know that was possible! That would be really good if it is, saves the stress of doctors.
My son used to eat a variety of things, his speech wasent delayed. He hit 3 years old and he had huge meltdowns (different from tantrums), ate a restricted diet, played alone, lots of other things. He ticked alot of boxes but not all of them
They can't do a blood test for autism. It is normally to rule out other genetic linked conditions like fragile x syndrome