Autism Spectrum: Teen

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Autism

Did anyone who has an autistic child see the news press conference about autism/vaccinations going to the courts today? The nurse and doctor that have a girl with autism and what they plan to do with it. I'd like to hear what your thoughts are. I have a son who is 2. Some times he shows signs of autism like the fascination with wheels. And other times I think it's just him being a boy. I'd like to hear your thoughts on this and what I need to look out for.

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Could It Be Autism?

i know a 2 year old who still does not talk, is overy irritable, clingy to...

Aspergers Syndrome

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Asperger's

If your child has Asperger's, when did you find out? My second daughter has issues, and, we've often suspected her having this. We very much conform to her needs, do not make excuses for her, and her teachers spot her 'differences' right away. She fits very much in the 'mold' when I read up on Asperger's, but she is very high-functioning. She has just two friends, and one is not even in public school while the other is in a different grade than her. I am scared of her being tested, but I'm thinking after some recent outbursts that...

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Asperger Syndrome

My 5 yr. old has Asperger Syndrome (mild). I find myself losing my temper...

High Functioning

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Kids with High Functioning Autism or Aspergers

I always hear how people with autism are socially awkward. I feel there there are so many people with it and there is such a range than I am wondering are their any kids who are 'leaders' or 'team players' with this label? If your child is on the spectrum how do they make friends? One close friend a handful of superficial friends? I am most curious about high functioning autism (the ones that may be diagnosed later because they were not obvious to most doctors/educators). When I read up on it, it almost seems like all people could be on...