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Any Parents With Children With Autism??

HappygalHappygal
posted 1 year 1 month ago
I have an 11 year old son with Autism.

He is quite passive (sometimes people have described him as this). He is also very verbal and will just keep talking over about a subject of interest even if it is not in context with what people are talking about.

Also, my son is very sociable but does struggle with social ettiquite and is very naive (kids will be laughing at him because of the way he is and he sort of thinks it because they think hes funny....doesnt think they are being mean if you can understand what I am getting at). Its getting harder with him getting older and I worry for him all the time. Also, he has no road safety awareness/stranger danger awareness and cannot go out and about alone. He will talk to absolutely anyone and always does when we are out. Its really nice but worrysome.

He also has what I describe as quirks, he goes through phases of them. At the moment hes barking and banging his arms together when walking around. Awhile ago it was screeching.

He has a Sensory Diet from the OT to help as he has some sensory issues which was identified and I am waiting to go on a sensory course...which could be a very long wait I was informed.

He is in mainstream school with support, I am not sure he will cope with high school but we are trying it out.

It would take me forever to totally describe him so I have just put a little snapshot in.

Anybody else with ASD children????


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syndicatesyndicate
posted 2 days 1 hour ago
Hi Happy Girl,

I have read your story and you can guess that I am really moved by the details you poured out. You see, it has never occurred to me that children suffering from autism can be outgoing and talkative. Well, at least I am aware that they will pick on any topic and talk about it even when it has no relevance to the story at hand. That aside, I like the fact that the boy is sociable even though you have mentioned that he struggles with social etiquette. Don’t worry about the rest of the kids laughing at him. In fact, this is what will help him learn and try to understand them. May be one thing that I should tell you this early morning is that everything that God does has a purpose. Don’t write off the boy yet. You did the best thing to take him to a formal school. I am sure he will be able to compete with the rest favourably. Don’t worry about the results he will post. But look at how the education system will help him grow and adjust to fit in the society. I wish him well.

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