Hi!I've been reading through this thread, and it occurs to me that I'll never post anything if I wait til I get to the end!!
We have Cameron, who is 6.5 yrs old. He was diagnosed at nearly age 5 with autism. He is quite high functioning. Main difficulties include relatively mild echolalia that tends to come out mostly at times of stress, SID that has gotten much better over time, attention difficulties, inappropriate social skills (getting better!), stimming behaviors and safety concerns. That all pales when I think he didn't speak at all until age 3!!
Now.. I'm frustrated with his school. I feel like they're pushing meds but I disagree (did a trial and didn't like side effects). They tend to emphasize the negative rather than the positive.. gah. I could go on. And on.
I'm expecting our second child any time now, due around Jan 15th.. I'll make a separate post of that and ask some q's in the appropriate section. Nice to find this thread though!!