New and confused

I hope I don’t offend anyone I apologise now if I do.

My partners got 3 children with his ex partner and the 2 eldest have recently been diagnosed with autism. He’s struggling to cope and I have a 17 month old son with him who doesn’t hold his own bottle or talk apart from row row and it might be normal but I’m worried that my son might have autism to I read stuff online and it scares me feel like I can’t talk to anyone. 

His children in order of gender are:

boy- 7

boy-6

girl-3

boy-17 months 

what’s the likelyhood of our son having autism and where do I go from here?

thanks in advance 

Parents
  • Hi there can I say the first two who gave advice are the ones to take notice of as there is nothing to worry about.

    Let your health visitor know of your concerns and if you are really worried then talk to your GP as well. 

    The NAS has various good resources which hopefully someone on here will post links to for you. I am not good at such things.

    May I say that the response from NAS38972, is a rather extreme account and happened many years ago.

    Things are totally different now and you and your child will have plenty of help and support should your child be on the autistic spectrum.

    please don’t worry to much, I am autistic and here I am reassuring you and others it is a difference but it isn’t wrong or something that’s broken and needs mending. It’s a different way of experiencing the world we live in. 

    Keep loving your child and as you are doing already ask questions and try to see into the many varied lives of being on a varied spectrum.

    Big hugs from me and look after yourself as well.

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  • Hi there can I say the first two who gave advice are the ones to take notice of as there is nothing to worry about.

    Let your health visitor know of your concerns and if you are really worried then talk to your GP as well. 

    The NAS has various good resources which hopefully someone on here will post links to for you. I am not good at such things.

    May I say that the response from NAS38972, is a rather extreme account and happened many years ago.

    Things are totally different now and you and your child will have plenty of help and support should your child be on the autistic spectrum.

    please don’t worry to much, I am autistic and here I am reassuring you and others it is a difference but it isn’t wrong or something that’s broken and needs mending. It’s a different way of experiencing the world we live in. 

    Keep loving your child and as you are doing already ask questions and try to see into the many varied lives of being on a varied spectrum.

    Big hugs from me and look after yourself as well.

Children