Autism

I think my 7-year-old has autism: Advice?

I am a mom of a seven-year-old boy. From a young age, he was displaying some red flags for autism, such as speech delay, sensitivity on textures, and shyness. We followed speech therapy, and his speech is very improved, although some pronunciation issues are still there. The sensitivity of textures passed on its own. He still struggles socially to make friends and does not find birthday parties easy. However, he has one friend in school and can play along well with other family friends kids. Over the years, I had him evaluated by a psychologist, speech therapists, and play therapists as well as by his pediatrician who did not evaluate them as autistic. I am somehow fixated at this idea that he is and every little behavior that he does I google it to conclude that he is autistic. I am driving myself crazy, and I wanted to have him re-evaluated, but my husband does not share my concerns. He says that he is a normal boy, and everyone is different, so he refuses to drag our son again to this evaluation process. How can I calm myself and stop thinking so negatively? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by …

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JWOWW Shares Update on Her Son, Who Is Experiencing OCD Tendencies: 'Every Time It Breaks My Heart, But I'll Never Give In'

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Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWoww” Farley revealed in November 2018 that her son Greyson had been diagnosed with autism. Since then, the reality TV star has been open about Greyson’s progress, doctors’ appointments and any new diagnoses. On Monday, the mom of two shared that her son has also been “experiencing OCD tendencies” with a post on Instagram.

My special needs child is acting out in school: Advice?

My son is Autistic and is currently in Pre-K. He is getting speech, OT, and has a special education teacher to support him in the classroom. For the past two weeks, his teachers have been having difficulty getting him to listen, handle transitions, and even kicking things. Has anyone experienced this? His teachers are now monitoring him to see if it’s a behavioral issue, or sensory since he also has severe SPD. At home, he doesn’t act out but does have a difficult time suddenly doing little things like cleaning up and brushing his teeth. It’s hard to get to the root of the problem when he isn’t vocal enough to tell me. I don’t know what else to do or anything I can do to help him. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Jenni 'JWoww' Farley Shares Son's Progress After Autism Diagnosis, Says He's 'Taking Over the World One Day at a Time'

Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley Shares Son’s Progress After Autism Diagnosis, Says He’s ‘Taking Over the World One Day at a Time’

Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley has been candid about parenthood, most notably about navigating her son’s autism treatment. Greyson, 3, was once non-verbal and had trouble understanding communication, but has shown vast improvement since beginning treatment.

How to Explain Autism to Kids

How Do I Explain Autism and Autistic Behavior to My 10-Year-Old Daughter?

A mom suspects that her two-year-old nephew may be on the autism spectrum and wants to know the best way to explain this to her 10-year-old daughter. Over on the Mamas Uncut Facebook page, our robust community of moms is always having a conversation about topics that matter. We like to highlight those conversations from time to time. Important mom questions. Thoughtful mom answers. Let’s hear from the community! A member of our community asks: My nephew is 2, and we’re all pretty sure he is on the spectrum of being autistic. He will be tested soon so we will know for sure then, but I have a child who is 10 and I would like any advice on how I can explain to her what is going on with him. I just want to be able to explain it the best I can to where she will understand what’s going on. I have tried to talk to her some, but I don’t think she is really understanding it. I have raised her with the mindset of “I don’t care how different someone is, you are always to be nice and never make fun of anyone,” but I just want her to know that, …

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