Part 2: 10 Signs of High Functioning Autism that I missed


This is Part 2 of my three part series about the “10 signs of High Functioning Autism that I missed” in my son. If you missed part 1, where I discuss sensory issues and motor skills, click here!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why I missed these signs with my son. The reality is, I had a version of “Autism” in my head, what I thought Autism looked like. I thought that children with Autism didn’t develop speech (no words by 2-3 years old), didn’t interact with the world around them, exhibited stimming behaviors such as rocking or hand-flapping, or they developed normally for a time and then lost speech and relationship skills suddenly, usually between the ages of 2-3.

All of these things do happen and can be seen in children with Autism, but not always. Benji didn’t exhibit any of these issues or qualities.

His signs…

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    1. You took the words out of y mouth Hunny!!! Before Lucky was diagnosed at 30 months, we didn’t know anything about Autism. We always thought our first born was a “sensitive” baby, and he was just diagnosed when he was almost 7. There is such a fine line when it comes to “Autism Signs”. Out of our four children now looking back, it should have been obvious. But at the time it wasn’t. I absolutely loved these posts!!

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