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 all my son does eat but only what he wants and he doesn’t eat a lot. I’m not jumping to conclusions of autism I came on here for support and to find out if anyone would help to tell me some signs to look out for.
When he plays it’s always on his own when he’s at baby group he never plays with anyone he will give them toys but then he will go off on his own and it’s like that when he plays with his brothers.
As I said in previous post 17 months is still young especially for social skills! It is also not unusual to be picky eaters at that age.
Is he having unusual reactions to things? Ie struggling with sensory problems touch, taste, smell or sound? Does he acknowledge you when you enter/leave room (I no he can't speak but does he notice) does he have any kind of repetitive behaviour/movement? Does he get very upset if you change his routine? Does he give eye contact?
If you are noticing alot of these types of behaviour then you really need to talk to health visitor. If not keep an eye on his behaviour keep a record this can help for referral. But 17 months is young he may just be going at his own pace!
If concerned talk to doctors or health visitor, please don't be put off by users that choose words such as handicapped.