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:
what’s the likelyhood of our son having autism and where do I go from here?
thanks in advance
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.
Holding a child's hands or arms by me, to prevent any carefully offered nourishment by his mother in 6ml teaspoons one at a time to a maximum at a time 5 tea spoons does not correspond the Force Feeding Regime you seem to relate to. When we have employed carers the Local council have insisted for their Health and Safety that they were shown Restraint Techniques at the local Mental Health you seem imply a knowledge of. My son has never had such restraint to my knowledge by carers, but his eventual carers will also be trained likewise, by then I will be dead, it his eventual care I dread.
While I consider that you are obviously on the autistric SPECTRUM. You obviously have absolutely no experience of coping with another person at the extreme end of a SPECTRUM of handicaps to yourself. For a start My son handicap is recognised by HMG with a PIP SCORE of 47. What is your PIP Score of Handicap?
Read my second and last two paragraphs.
The latest comment from confusedmun18 give further reason to seek her doctors opinion, and ask for a blood test.
My son was very thin obviously by extremely physically active He could run away, and climb to the top of a small tree standing on the top like a bird.
It should read but extremely physically active, he was thin because he did not want to eat.