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What autistic traits got worse for you as your children got older? Or better?

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Bananasinpyjamas1 Tue 17-May-16 09:13:00

I have a 3.5 year old child with severe autism. In the last year he's got better with language, but more rigid in his routines and behaviours. Sometimes he 'looks' more autistic, has started stimming more.

He's happy most of the time, but getting more frustrated as the gap between him and his peers widens. I have to adjust too, everyone is different.

I just wondered about other peoples experience? A lot of people say that there are particularly hard times around teenage hood, and the transition to adult life. Or that someone 'mild' has then hit a wall at secondary school. Is it common for children to start stimming more? Or just choose not to speak?

zzzzz Tue 17-May-16 09:37:19

I think the stimming, rigidity, and retreat into silence are reactions to anxiety and insufficient support, so yes as demands on your child increase unless you increase/morph support those symptoms will be more pronounced.

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