This is Kolby's Mom. I haven't been on this board for a very long time. How is your son doing? I would love to hear from you.
Kolby who is now almost 4 is doing pretty good.
He goes to a pre-school 4 days a week for 3 hours.
He loves the school. He is getting Listening therapy. When they first started this he had some regressions but now that they have changed the CD he is doing very well again.
He hides his eyes much less. Can tell you what facial expression you are making (sad, happy...) He talks a lot. He still uses some filler mumbles but the words he does speak are clear. He is playing with toys and sleeps all through the night. Tags and socks and all that do not bother him anymore.
And he is not obsessed with the Alphabet, numbers, shapes and stuff like that. Though he still knows what they are all about. He has less temper tantrums. And I've noticed that he has them because they used to work for him. But now I just walk away and he knows they don't work anymore. It's hard when you are a mother of an Autistic child, to go from treating him one way to treating him like a "normal" child. Though he still doesn't want to go number 2 in the potty we are working on it. I've even questioned his diagnosious lately. Yes, he is still Shy with adults. Yes, he still has speech issues. Yes, he sometimes has problems playing with other children. And yes he doesn't always seem to understand everything you say. But overall, he has come a long way. I am so proud of him. And his school has been awesome!!!! It seems to me like he is less sensitive. I do hope your Jeffrey is doing well to. Please share with me.