My son has been diagnosed with Autism he is now almost 4 years old in February. It is still quite a shock and I find myself crying at the most unexpected times. I think it is because you never think it can happen to your child, in a way it has opened my eyes a lot towards what other parents have to face and I am shocked that we don't receive medals when they leave home.
Hats off to all the great parents out there - loving your beautiful gifts from God you are very special and may you be blessed!
My son avoids eye contact and only when you take his face in your hand will he make eye contact. He hates eating and only eats about 5 food items - very picky. He has friends but treats strangers exactly like he would treat his closest friends. He doesn't speak - only 2 word sentences and only when he feels like it other wise it is just babble talk. He also plays in animal characters - like being a dog or cat or crocodile he's newest favorite is a dolphin. He hates bath time but is coping better in the last couple of weeks.
I must say the diagnosis has been a relief as me and my husband does not expect him to reach targets and goals as you would a child being able to do that. We have realized that he is not naughty but he is only behaving in the only way he knows how to.
We love him very much and I would like to encourage you to keep on loving these wonderful children - good luck to everyone walking this journey.View Thread
My son has been diagnosed yesterday, and I must say I am still in a state of shock. Although I expected it it still came as a shock to my system and the worst is to think what road to take next.
My son has exactly the same symptoms as yours and he has a light autism (as the doctor called it) my doctor suggested that my son be kept in the mainstream schools as far as possible so that he can learn to adapt to other children and not the other way around.