Posted by Re:My nephew might have autism. Moderator please read.
on September 10, 2000 at 20:50:24:
In Reply to: Re: My Nephew MIGHT have autism..? Please Read posted by Moderator on September 10, 2000 at 19:16:28:
: Tell the mother to take the child straight to a physician, ASAP. If she is not satisfied with the answer get a second opinion from a physician who specializes in autism. This board should be for mutual support, not diagnoses.
: For additional information try www.autism.com
Reply: Tell your sister to take your nephew to a pediatric developmental specialist. So often our regular pediatricians don't recognize the signs of autisn (especially mild cases) and will give you the "lets wait and see answer". Your nephew may benefit from speech therapy now, although he is kind of young. Remember, as of now there is no cure for autism, but you must treat the symptoms. Find out what his delays are and get to work. the sooner the better. Good luck to you and yours and God Bless.
Moderator, don't you think this poster has every right to be here? We have all been in this position. Although he is the uncle to this child,he seems very concerned. If we're not here to help one another, then what are we here for? Thank you and God Bless.