I'm from Albertville, MN (an outer ring suburb of Minneapolis) and I have a 40 year old brother with Asperger's, an 18 year old son with Asperger's and a 9 year old son with a traditional autism diagnosis. We also believe my late father had Asperger's, but he was never diagnosed.
My husband, my 21 year old daughter(from my first, not current marriage) and I all have a diagnosis of ADD, although truly we probably each have half a foot on the spectrum ourselves. Not pronounced enough to qualify for a diagnosis, but there enough for us to relate well to our affected family members.
There is a genetic data bank out in California that is looking for families like mine with multiple affected individuals. Its called Agre (Autism Genetic Resource Exchange), if anyone is interested in checking them out.
I'm from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My son, Liam is 3 1/2. we have a running diagnosis of ASD and are waiting (since APRIL ) for our full psyche eval and full diagnosis. My dx guess fluctuates between Aspergers or high functioning autism depending on what the day's been like. He's also showing severe signs of sensory processing disorder. I also have a 1 1/2 year old NT daughter, Kaya.
my name is maggie, my son lucas will be 4 in february. he has not been officially diagnosed, but his pediatrician suspects pdd-nos or high functioning autism. he will have a psych eval and see the neurologist this week, i expect some answers.
I'm from Surrey in the UK, and i have a 13 yr old daughter Autism, sensory problems, rutials and routines etc, my 16 yr old daughter has lots of the traits, . also have 2 nieces with autism, one nephew with it and i feel both my mum and dad had some of the tendencies. I also do myself as well!!!!
I have four kids:
Mercedes age 11 diagnosed with ADD, CAPD, depression & anxiety
Hunter age 7 diagnosed with PDD-NOS, Tourette's, AD/HD
Mason age 6 diagnosed with speech delay (I know there is more undiagnosed)
Ryder age 3 with Autism and mild MR
My hubby age 37 diagnosed with PDD-NOS only recently....WHEW!!!
I consider myself NT but I couldn't possible be with all of the above!!
hi, im happy to meet all of you, and hi to you pokatello im not sure where that is in idaho, but im sure its close... with some of the things i do, and how i act make me wonder if im on the spec. but i am afraid to go to a dr. and say i think ive got a form of autism, i know it wouldnt change me, but it would make me feel stupid if i didnt have it, ill just stick with being weird...lol