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Question?: Autism Symptoms Toddler Boys

Mark asks…

experiences with Autism?

I am writing a story based on a girl with Autism
for an assignment for english.

I want to get quite close into how people relate to autistic others
So if you know anyone autistic, or are or have an autistic sibling
can you please tell me about your relationship to them
or any habits they may have etcerta etcetera
information from the net can only tell you so much,
but something personal means so much more.
Thankyou guys =D

admin answers:

My 4 y.o. Son has autism. Many days I think, Why him? Why me? But I have to always remind myself that my son’s condition is so much milder than most cases.

He looks typical, he doesn’t drool or flap hands. He speaks quite moderately, can tolerate people whistling, noises, or getting his lined cars messed. That’s why when he has a tantrum over his frustration of failing to deliver the right message, people just stare at him, labelling him as spoiled and then look at the mother who’s not doing a good job as a parent. Or when he suddenly barks at children or attempts to push them, people’s eyebrows are raising.

He’s very visual, sometimes that means a problem. I can’t go to supermarket because he thought our stuff was gone once we put it in the locker. He’s quite rigid sometimes, and we’ve had fights over how he wants to have things done his way.

I saw the symptoms at 15 months old. He ran away from other kids and covered his ears as if in pain while the kids screamed in delight. He wasn’t verbal until almost 3. We got the diagnosis at 3 years and 2 months. Before that, I’d evolved myself into guessing what he wanted, I made every decision for him and didn’t even bother to ask him anything anymore.

Many days I’d spent in tears, my spirit was broken. I hated guessing his inaudible words. I’d poured my love into this boy, and I never got a hug and a kiss from him. “He’s still a toddler, he doesn’t understand yet!” I’d told myself. Then I saw kids younger than him, rushing to their Mommies and chatted about the slides and swings.

Deep down inside, I knew something’s not right. I’d decided to do something about it. His reluctance to socialize drove me to drag him out of the house 3 times a day. We’d go to playgrounds, park, lakeside, hiking, swimming, crossing a bridge, city centre, supermarkets, shops, bus rides, ferry, every place I could think of. Within a month, I noticed a change. He’s not that scared of loud noises, crowds or buses. He’s looking forward to have these daily trips. He still hates people, but it’s a start.

As soon as we got the diagnosis, we jumped straight into the intervention. We’re doing ABA therapy for 9 months now, and it’s like cracking a shell off him and the real personality emerges. He’s charming, funny, a fast learner, eager to help people, and that cute dimpled smile always melts even the coldest heart.

He now has a playdate whom he likes. The tremendous progress he has in such a short time is nothing but miraculous. I’m in awe at how much he wants to learn and know.

My life is much easier than before ABA. His vocabulary skyrocketed and he can express his wants and needs, not specifically, but it eliminates the guessing game. In fact, he likes to play with words and came up with his own joke: “What’s so furni? The funny-ture!” and “Eleven Elephants”

I’m his mother, his therapist, his carer, his friend, his guide, his teacher. I’d do everything for him because he is my world. If there’s a magic spell that can make Autism disappear, I’d do it in a heartbeat. But, in the meantime, I’m content with what we have. My boy is healthy, my boy has Autism. And that gives him extra challenges. But we’ll overcome them. His many hugs and kisses give me strength and hope.

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Question?: Autism Signs In 15 Month Old

Laura asks…

How early are the signs of autism?

And are they linked to vaccines

admin answers:

For some autism they are born with and signs are immediate. A child may not like to be held and squirm to be put down, they don’t smile or sustain eyecontact.

For those that develop autism the signs can start showing before 12 months. I have a son that was dx at 9 months. He did not answer to his name, and repetitively played with the same toy, he was a picky eater, and avoided eyecontact. He is not vaccinated. He has a dx of PDD.NOS

My oldest son developed autism later he also is PDD.NOS and was typical through 15 months. He was vaccinated through age 2.

Is autism linked to vaccines? Autism is an autoimmune disorder, and autoimmune disorders in general are on the rise epidemically especially allergies. I believe that vaccines contribute. The overload of toxins on an immature dysfunctional immune system can manifest in all kinds of ways like autism, allergies, bipolar, ADD/HD ect. Genetics are an integral component. So my answer would be yes indirectly autism can be linked to vaccines in some cases. So can a virus, oxygen deprivation during birth resulting in TBI traumatic brain injury, there seems to be an Rh connection in mothers of autistic children, also many moms fail the triple screen when pregnant who go on to have autistic children. There are so many correlations, its very complex.

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Question?: Autism Signs In 15 Month Old

Laura asks…

15 month old constantly walks on tiptoes?

My little boy iz now 15 months he’s been walking for about 3 weeks but constantly walks on his tiptoes, tried hard shoes but they just slip off with him being up on toes!
He was 6 weeks premature
Any advice?

admin answers:

That is a red flag for autism and other sensory disorders.

On occasion it is normal, but done more often then not it is a strong sign of autism. It is just one sign, but it should have you on the lookout for other red flags.

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Question?: Autism Symptoms In 7 Year Old

Carol asks…

Do you vaccinate your children or not? Did you research this decision or did you just follow the doctor?

And what helped you come to your decision?

This is not to start a debate, I am just looking to see how people made their decisions.
My loser ex is the father. Why did I get back in bed with him? Because he was my first love and the person I lost my virginity to, and I still loved him at the time. Does that answer your question?

admin answers:

We began vaccinating our oldest in 2000. The info out there are thimerisol wasn’t main stream yet. I did delay but he was a preemie. We stopped after he had severe adverse reactions including most of the following:
http://www.nvic.org/reportreaction.aspx
Notice that the majority of these adverse reactions are symptoms of autism. And yes, my oldest does have an autistic spectrum diagnoses, and ADD. Nobody, including a number of specialists believe my son had autism prior to the injury after viewing videos of his engaging eyecontact, typical speech, lack of repetitive behaviors, outgoing personality, ability to follow commands and so forth. Notably, my son began crawling at 7 months, sitting, walking at 12, talking at 12, had 50 word vocabulary by 15 months and then regressed. He couldn’t sit, talk, wave, point, hold eyecontact, stand, walk, point and began headbanging. This lasted till 28 months when he began walking and sitting again. He began talking again at 4. Thank god we had sense enough to stop vaccinating, and he is high functioning because of that fact. Many kids we have gone through intervention with that were the same functioning level continued to vaccinate, and decline, and none that I have met have done a 180 like he has.

At the time of his reaction, his uncle, my husband’s brother, his colon ruptured. He had developed severe gastroenteritis diagnosed colitis. He is the only sibling to have any bowel disease, and his colon ruptured at age 23. All his other 4 siblings are too old to have gotten the combined MMR and they are all fine. He however is severely disabled. He has pancreatitis, and insulin dependent diabetes. He is incontinent of stool. They built a pouch out of his small intestine. It leaks. He bleeds out, and is severely anemic. He can’t work. He wears depends 24/7. He wishes he were dead everyday.

-Cancer is caused by vaccines so is diabetes (Classen and Classen and the hib).
-Measles kills 1:1000 so statistically 1 person every 10 years, much lower than the 72 dead from the measles vaccines listed on the gov’t site that is since 1988, so the vaccine is killing 10x more often than the disease.
-in ten years, should the herd immunity be in danger if vaccines fall below 85 percent compliance (currently they are 98 percent) then I am certain there will be green vaccines, vaccines in single dose vials, and titers drawn to be certain of immunities, and routine allergy testing. Do all that, and many non vaccinators would vaccinate.
-ingesting in the GI tract, mercury from fish, or chemicals in antibiotics or even drugs is not the same as injecting into the bloodstream.

Wow, I have never been called the Greek physician Hippocrates before!

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Question?: Autism Signs In 15 Month Old

Susan asks…

Does your 12 month old cuddle and hug you?

My son only sometimes puts his head on my chest. He is always so busy! The only time he really wraps his hands tight around my neck is when he is feeling cautious (like I am putting him in the tub)

I worry he is delayed. He doesn’t speak yet either, although he does babble, he doesn’t really understand if I say “where is daddy” Part of that may be because we speak 3 languages at home.

He is a smiley boy who is always happy to see me and gives kisses and imitates sounds we make

I get really worried about autism

admin answers:

My guys just turned 13 months and started putting their arms up to be picked up. They didn’t do it at 12 months. They climb up on me when scared or just because and grab onto me, but don’t really technically hug.

They just started signing “milk”, and although Vaughn said “thank you” on and off for awhile, it is mostly off these days.

Sounds to me like your son is normal. The boy I nannied said his first word “choo-choo” at 14 months, and then said mama and dada the next week. He was perfectly normal.

12 months is the average time to say a first word. Average means 50% say a word then, and 50% don’t. Don’t worry about it til 15 months or so. In the meantime, do sign language. Babies / toddlers can learn it sooner then they can spoken words.

Nothing you said there says autism. It says “normal 12 month old”. If he doesn’t advance in the next 3-4 months, check back.

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Question?: Pdd Nos Symptoms

Maria asks…

Autism when was the first case diagnosed? Did it start with Mercury exposure?

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/56227.html
my daughter has autism and severe mercury poisoning!!!! WHY???

admin answers:

Two of my kids have a form of autism called PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental delay, not otherwise specified). One has mercury and aluminum poisoning, and my son has aluminum poisoning. We measured this in their hair, urine and blood. My older daughter with mercury poisoning and symptoms got shots with mercury as a baby before this was removed. I also got a flu shot containing mercury while I was pregnant. My young son is no longer autistic after treatment to remove aluminum (zinc supplements, elimination of aluminum in diet and melatonin). Both of my affected children became autistic overnight…stopped speaking completely for several weeks, not gradually as autistic specialists try to convince parents, my son stopped smiling, laughing, saying mama and cheering when his dad came home from work all the morning after he received shots at 15 months, coincidentally the most common time for children to develop symptoms of autism. My son was discharged by all of his therapists within 2 weeks of when we began treatment for aluminum poisoning; none of his therapists had ever seen a child recover so well or so quickly. They have shared this info with other parents, and so far, of 20 children tested, 18 have been found to have aluminum poisoning as well, and some also had mercury poisoning. This really does happen.

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Question?: Autism Signs In Toddler Girls

Mary asks…

does autism in the family?

I am adopting a child who’s mother is mentally retarded, she also has another kid who has autism. What are the chances of this baby having autism or anything else. What are signs of it?

admin answers:

Yes, autism does run in families. The current thinking is that a sibling has a greater chance of developing autism with a close relative with the disorder, but there may be contributing environmental factors. Some of these factors might be exposure to high levels of mercury, digestive problems such as enzyme deficiencies, perhaps a virus, etc. There are some things you can do to lessen the odds of your baby developing full-blown autism, and I’d be happy to list a few.

1. Consider a delayed schedule for routine immunizations. There is some evidence that children at risk for autism may not be able to process the mercury present in vaccinations very well, which may affect the brain development.

2. Try a gfcf diet for a few weeks if you have a toddler, and see if his general behavior becomes more social and healthy. This is especially important if the child has frequent diarrhea. This is a sign that he is not digesting his food properly, which can seriously impact his development and behavior! There is a lot of info on the gfcf diet online for you. For an infant, consider soy formula, which is slightly less allergenic to these kids than dairy.

3. Stay away from large amounts of artificial and dyed foods. Autistic kids tend to be very sensitive to red dyes in particular.

4. Be aware of early signs of autism at around 12-15 months, such as the child not communicating through grunts or gestures, not pointing at things he wants you to see, and having a lot of trouble winding down at night or when stressed out. Feel free to email me if you need more help at that point, or have any questions.

5. Autism is four times more common in boys than girls. There is no real probability out there for siblings, but I’ve heard 1/32, 1/20, etc. I’d say that many siblings would be “sensitive” to developing autism, but for some reason, not all of them do.

I am the wife of a man with Asperger’s syndrome, (a form of high functioning autism) and the mother of three kids, one of whom has moderate-severe autism. We caught it early and he is making huge amounts of progress with proper treatment, so early intervention is key. Explore the use of digestive enzymes, which are a food product and are very safe, and don’t be afraid to ask other moms with autistic children for advice. Oftentimes, they know a little bit more than the doctors do when it comes to play therapy of nutritional supplements that can be helpful. Try the autism research institute and Dr. Bernard Rimland for a balanced perspective on the disorder.

Feel free to email me for more info.

Sunriseblessings@yahoo.com

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Question?: Autism Signs In 15 Month Old

Laura asks…

What baby vaccines are considered “dangerous” and why?

Okay, I’m totally freaked and didn’t know you were “allowed” to not have your kid vaccinated. Do you know which vaccines are considered dangerous and if so why? And, our little girl is 9 months old and has already had 3 sessions of shots for DTP, HiB, Polio, Hep B, PCV, and RV. Any info anyone knows is great. Thank you!

admin answers:

There are many toxins in all vaccines.

The one most people are concerned about is the MMR (usually given between 12-15 months) It may be connected to Autism somehow.

But all vaccines have ingredients in them, you’d never want to give your child otherwise. Aluminum, Formaldahyde, Aborted Fetus Cells, Monkey Cell, Paint thinner.. .The list goes on and on…

You do not HAVE to give your child any vaccines. They are supposedly “required” to enter school/daycare, but you can sign a waiver (very easy to do actually!) to enter public schools. Private schools can deny your child entrance. That’s it. Doctors/Insurance/CPS cannot make you vaccinate.

I did a lot of research, and if you read the statistics.. Serious side effects occur more often because of vaccines, than serious effects these diseases…

Good Luck with your research! ~

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Early symptoms and recognition of pervasive developmental disorders in Germany

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Home OnlineFirst All Issues Subscribe RSS rss Email Alerts Search this journal Advanced Journal Search » Early symptoms and recognition of pervasive developmental disorders in Germany Michele Noterdaeme

Josefinum, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Augsburg, Germany, michele.noterdaeme{at}lrz.uni-muenchen.de Anna Hutzelmeyer-Nickels
Heckscher Klinikum, Münich, Germany Abstract Pervasive developmental disorders are characterised by the presence of abnormalities in social interaction and communication as well as repetitive patterns of behaviours. Although early symptoms of the disorder often appear during the first two years of life, its diagnosis is often delayed. The purpose of this study is to analyse the delay between age at first symptoms and age at diagnosis as well as the characteristics of the first symptoms for the different subcategories of pervasive developmental disorders. The sample consists of 601 children with a diagnosis of a pervasive developmental disorder. Age at first symptoms, age at diagnosis and the type of the first problems are registered. The results show that children with autism show first symptoms at a mean age of 15 months whereas diagnosis is made at a mean age of 76 months. Children with Asperger’s syndrome show first symptoms at a mean age of 26 months, while diagnosis is made at the mean age of 110 months. There is still a large delay between the age at which parents first report first symptoms and age at diagnosis. To improve early detection, systematic screening and training of primary care paediatricians should be implemented.

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