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Name: Dianne
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My son is a twin and is autisitc (his brother is not) he is almost 4 and has the "regressive" autism, if you will. He was fine and then started losing stuff. I found out almost 1 yr ago, and have since put him in school taken him out and got him an at home ABA AVB therapy one on one program with tutors. He is picking up great and can and always could say a few words, but will he ever talk like we do? And will he ever understand, not to dump, spill, mash everything,? It's like he has the mentality of a 18 month old, but then can do puzzles and other things like a 4 yr old. It's so hard to see one talking, playing, etc. and the other one so behind. Any opinions on if autistic children ever "get there"? To leading a normal life. Thanks.
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Name: rain | Date: Aug 3rd, 2006 5:14 PM
Some do some donít. Keep working with him, the harder you work with him the better it gets. Start teaching him, not to do those things. The higher your expectations of him, the higher it gets. 

Name: kee kee | Date: Aug 15th, 2006 9:13 PM
im in the same boat as you i have an austic son that is six and he doesnt speak either 

Name: psy10165 | Date: Sep 6th, 2006 2:33 PM
Hi you are doing the best thing for your child, if you can teach your child the skills to learn it will greatly better his life. I know children on ABA/VB programmes that have learnt to live an independent life (now 13) and others who can sign and communicate. It is all one step at a time just dont give up! 

Name: Jesenia | Date: Sep 8th, 2006 8:14 AM
I have a 3year old autistic son. I find it very challenging, and very difficult to deal with emotionally. Sometimes I feel like I take his disability worse than he does. I cry alot when I think of other kids probably picking on him in school, and wondering if he will ever be able to speak like every other kid. But I thank god that I have him, and the way I see it is that god would not give us more than we can handle. So I am sure I will be able to cope better with his battle. Right now I have been trying to potty train him for over a year now. He will be four this month. I guess the best thing for them is routine. Everyday you have to do the same thing with them, to get them into a routine, and then you will see your child progressing slowly but surely. My son is now saying words, wich before he could not speak. I still have problems with him communicating to me about how he feels, or If anything is bothering him. That is one of the parts that worry me the most. Where other children could be able to tell you if something hurts or if someone hurt them, they would not be able to let you know what happened. 

Name: felicia | Date: Oct 27th, 2006 11:20 PM
Hi Dianne,

It is very hard isnt it! Sounds like youve been doing everything you can to help him. My son is also autistic and I now have him on a program where I have seen some amazing results. Please feel free to contact me at darhadd@bigpond.com if you want to chat.

Kind thoughts,

Felicia 

Name: jacksmom | Date: Jan 27th, 2007 11:30 PM
Jack's story....

After the 12 mos. vaccines my son gradually slipped into autism. He was head-banging, hand-flapping, twirling, lost speech, lost eye contact and he just withdrew.

Now two years later.... no head-banging, no twirling, no flapping, has eye contact and is starting to verbalize again. And... he has Down Syndrome to boot. :) Yes... even kids with DS get autism. Actually they get it at a higher rate.

What helped him? First I give God praise.... our son wouldn't be here without Him and we prayed and I believe He guided us. Second... supplements. Especially cod liver oil. I recommend Green Pastures CLO with the X factor. Check out Dr. Mary Megson's work on the web. http://www.diet-studies.com/megson.html Our Jack healed gradually... but he is healing. I actually had to make myself GET USED TO him not twirling everything any more!

Also check out Dr. Amy Yasko's work. www.holistichealth.com

We give Jack alot of supps - cod liver oil, probiotic, magnesium citrate, tart cherry and recently we added cilantro. He takes some other things too but each child is unique. It helps to find a good naturopathic MD or chiropractor. Don't use supps until you research things for yourself. Cilantro for example...should possibly not be used until some other detox has been done.

Don't give up. There is hope! And... I will be frank here.... many mainstream doctors know squat about how to heal autism. Don't let that throw you. There are people who do know how to help. God bless you! Love, Jack's Mom :) goodplans4you@yahoo.com 


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