I have noticed that Adam will stare for long periods of time a few times aday, lasting atleast 10 minutes and sometimes up to 30plus minutes. Sometimes it looks like he is staring at an object, maybe a toy or lightswitch (not really sure if he is actually looking at the object) but most of the time I do not think he is focused on anything that I can see. Then today when I was taking his original Diagnosis files to new Dr I read them again and noticed that the Clinic and Vanderbilt University had put in there that if Adam starts staring alot then they wanted to be notified. At age 3 Adam was diagnosed with Autism, his mother claims that Adam could not handle all the therapy and such that was recommended, I read in the file that he was only taken to OT and ST at Vanderbilt once and she called and told them he would not be back because it did not go well. I am sure it was her that could not handle it, it was a new thing to Adam and he needed to do this a couple of times before making deciding if he can handle it or not, but anyways, Adam was diagnosed with mild to moderate Autisim with unidentified underlying problems (I have no clue what that means) now that I have read this and think about it, he stares alot and I am wondering if any of you know if this means his Autism is more then mild to moterate, and he stims and awful lot throughout the day. He also showed us just how much routine means to him this morning after going to the dr office we took him to school a couple of hours late. he was very close to a meltdown because when we walked into the class they were all at a table and he is used to them all going to the breakfast room first thing every morning. Needless to say the aide took him to the breakfastroom for about 2 minutes and they came back and Adam was perfectly fine. He was not about to sit with the others until he went to the room like he does every morning. I am not very experienced with autism but when I first met Adam I would have said moderate to severe autism. Just my humble opinion. Any opinions and/or experience on the staring thing would be great.
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