My 3 and a half year old son was diagnosed with high functioning autism about 6 months ago. His main difficulties seem to be speech delay, eye contact, social skills, and repetitive speech, comprehension and routine. In the last few weeks we have been to a few kids parties where I have discussed this with other mothers, and no one can believe that he has been diagnosed with autism. No one seems to think there is anything wrong with him, and keep telling me that all kids are different. I am currently taking him to speech pathology and occupational therapy, and both agree that he has autism, but now I am begining to question the dianosis based on what other parents are telling me. I explain that he is obsessive about trains (will lay on the floor and play with them for hours watching the wheels, and it's all he talks about). Then they say that their kids are obsessed with Barbies or the Wiggles etc. Another example is with his strict routines, and again they say, all kids have tantrums when they don't get what they want. It's frustrating to think that they don't understand, or have I been given the wrong diagnosis and he is just a normal child? Anyone else feel like this?????
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