Larry King covers autism

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by klmno, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    I'm watching this tonight and just heard one parent say his son seemed to be developing on track until about 2 1/2 to 3 yo- then he regressed and could no longer communicate. The son is diagnosis'd with autism. I didn't know that autism could "hit" after typical milestones had been made for a couple of years and cause regression like that. Is that common?
  2. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    It happens in about 20% of all cases of autism. That's why some people blame autism on the MMR shot. It didn't happen with us that way. Son was always different, but never had classic autism (Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified is atypical autism).
  3. tammyjh

    tammyjh New Member

    Ditto to the above.

    My difficult child has "aquired asperger's" because she shares a lot of symptoms due to having so much brain surgery. So, as she's always had neurological issues, she didnt' develop normally from the beginning.