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Msqueen33 Wed 12-Oct-16 19:18:16

I'm putting this in here as it's anonymous. I appreciate my POV is probably skewed but here goes...

Three kids. 8,6 and 3. Youngest two have autism. Youngest is non verbal. Middle is moderate but can speak well but she always seems anxious and sad all the time. Youngest growls, grunts and cries pretty much all the time. I met up with a friend today and our youngest are the same age. Mine cried most of the time and ignored both the other little girl and mum. That in itself was gutting but sometimes I wish I had a high functioning child. One who could talk and was really into subjects (middle dd drifts along at school). I know it sounds dumb and that high functioning kids come with a whole set of their own options but I wish to god my youngest could talk and my middle was happy. She always looks so sad and anxious.

tartanterror Wed 12-Oct-16 22:13:26

It sounds like you had a really bad day. I'm sorry I can't offer any advice but I hope you feel better about things tomorrow.

zzzzz Thu 13-Oct-16 17:35:17

Mine's high functioning and severely language disordered. I find the struggle to communicate FAR more difficult than the ASD.
Try to remember that he WILL grow up and develop, ds is nothing like he was at 3. It can and should be easier than continuous crying though. Start destressing and working out what helps and you will get more peace and feel more in control.

Msqueen33 Thu 13-Oct-16 18:47:39

That's the bit that gets me. I can handle the asd it's the communication and being screamed at for hours a day frustrating although she is learning more words. Her older sister also has asd and is much easier now she can talk. Still feisty but at least I can understand her now.

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