my son is 9 and still not talking. he said a few words when he was 2.5 yrs old. then lost it. he only babbles. is barely potty trained. the only thing that gives me hope is i met a boy that's autistic that started talking at age 12. i doubt nathan will ever talk. i plan to put him in a group home when his number on the waiting list comes up in about 8 yrs. sad really
my son is 9 and still not talking; autistic
Hello, and welcome to the Mothering message boards.
I assume that your son has had some therapies and is being seen by a healthcare professional. Are you looking for specific suggestions or support from other mothers here? Are you just feeling disillusioned, like there is nothing that you can do? Feel free to add more to your story.
Rent this documentary. It's fascinating and could give you hope and new place to start.
I have 2 autistic nephews - one is 11 and one is 14. One has echolia and occasional, rare words…one is completely non-verbal. Neither are completely potty trained and neither will ever live alone. Both will be placed in group homes.
Kids who have autism and do well get a lot of press - but it doesn't always turn out that way. You are not alone.