this a a very broad question for those of you with older children in the spectrum. I know that no one can give me a clear view of what the future holds, but just a little perspective may help. I also understand that no two children are the same and even more so with children with spectrum disorders. It seems to me that I can deal with the here and now it's the future that frightens me. My son is very seriously delayed in speech. He is verbal however and in the past six months picked up so many words it's amazing, however he mostly repeats and hardly ever uses his words independently. He tends to repeat the last word or few words that I say when I require a response from him. I know it's because he doesn't understand what I'm saying. I saw a documentary about autistic children and there was a girl about 16 yrs old who still repeated her mothers words. She hardly ever used her own words. I was just wondering if anyone else has a child that does this and if the child is older did language ever come for them? I know that all these kids are different so if your going to comment me that bit of knowledge please don't I already know that. It might be a wasted effort asking this question, but it's what I need in the way of support today. I need hope for tomorrow.
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