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MsKandice01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 02:14 AM
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16. I'm in the process of getting my 3-year-old tested right now..
Right now, his obsession is cars and monster trucks. He has to have a car in his hand at all times, even when he's sleeping. He's not very verbal at all, even though he's extremely loving (even if extremely stubborn) and socializes pretty much like normal kids his age. He's very smart and memorizes full 30-minute scenes out of his movies, has known all of his letters and the sounds they make since he was 2, colors, shapes, etc., and can count to 30, yet when I ask him how his day went, he can't tell me. I'm thinking either Asperger's or high-functioning autism or PDD but we'll see how his evaluation goes. I have a nephew with PDD and one with severe autism/mental retardation so I don't know if I'm just being extra sensitive or if there's a real issue there.

May I ask how old your son was when you got a diagnosis?

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  -My Aspie kid is driving me nuts bleedingheart  Oct-02-06 09:05 PM   #0 
  - Damn.  Oregonian   Oct-02-06 09:09 PM   #1 
  - you just get used to it...  bleedingheart   Oct-02-06 09:18 PM   #3 
     - omg  pitohui   Oct-03-06 01:56 AM   #15 
  - I understand what you're going through, and wish you the best  MoseyWalker   Oct-02-06 09:14 PM   #2 
  - thanks  bleedingheart   Oct-02-06 09:27 PM   #6 
  - Enjoy a little respite.  brook   Oct-02-06 09:23 PM   #4 
  - he was a handful in preschool  bleedingheart   Oct-02-06 09:28 PM   #7 
     - chess at 4.  brook   Oct-02-06 09:37 PM   #9 
        - he is 10  bleedingheart   Oct-02-06 09:47 PM   #10 
           - Rest now.  brook   Oct-02-06 10:05 PM   #11 
  - . _ ..  Ptah   Oct-02-06 09:25 PM   #5 
  - thanks  bleedingheart   Oct-02-06 09:28 PM   #8 
  - I have a 9 yr-old Aspie boy...Have similar problems  blitzen   Oct-02-06 10:46 PM   #12 
  - The school kept telling me my kid had Asperger's.  NNadir   Oct-02-06 10:58 PM   #13 
  - There are a couple of aspie kids in my church  notmyprez   Oct-02-06 10:59 PM   #14 
  - I'm in the process of getting my 3-year-old tested right now..  MsKandice01   Oct-03-06 02:14 AM   #16 
  - MsK, your little one sounds a lot like my babyG.  MrsGrumpy   Oct-03-06 06:51 AM   #19 
     - Yep, that's him!  MsKandice01   Oct-03-06 10:04 AM   #21 
  - My Aspie son just started college.  NC_Nurse   Oct-03-06 06:31 AM   #17 
  - Keep an eye on him...  hunter   Oct-03-06 01:49 PM   #23 
  - Oh, I am!  NC_Nurse   Oct-03-06 05:28 PM   #25 
  - My mom's Aspie son finished Yale a couple of decades ago.  KamaAina   Oct-03-06 03:06 PM   #24 
  - Luckily he's a diehard liberal.  NC_Nurse   Oct-03-06 05:32 PM   #26 
  - thanks for the encouragement  bleedingheart   Oct-03-06 06:57 PM   #30 
     - You are SO welcome!  NC_Nurse   Oct-03-06 07:51 PM   #32 
  - I'm an Aspie adult...  HypnoToad   Oct-03-06 06:45 AM   #18 
  - Challenging  NC_Nurse   Oct-03-06 07:10 AM   #20 
  - My husband is very Aspie like  bleedingheart   Oct-03-06 06:48 PM   #27 
     - And you're awesome for endeavoring to adapt.  HypnoToad   Oct-03-06 06:55 PM   #29 
        - thanks...  bleedingheart   Oct-03-06 07:01 PM   #31 
           - No need to blush  HypnoToad   Oct-05-06 11:52 AM   #34 
  - hey  tigereye   Oct-03-06 12:14 PM   #22 
  - thanks for the hug...  bleedingheart   Oct-03-06 06:50 PM   #28 
  - Well, I'm jealous  cally   Oct-03-06 07:58 PM   #33 

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