THIS IS MY SON AHMED. HE WAS OFFICIALLY DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM/ ADHD/ POSSIBLE BI-POLAR DISORDER AT THE AGE OF 3. HE WAS SEVERE, NOT SPEAKING AT ALL AND INFLICTING PAIN UNTO HIMSELF, TANTRUMS, NIGHT TERRORS…. SINCE THEN HE HAS PROGRESSED REMARKABLY OVER THE PAST YEAR AND HALF. HE CAN NOW SPEAK FULL SENTENCES, ALTHOUGH HIS SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ARE SOMETIMES INAPPROPRIATE, HE IS BLOSSOMING AT SCHOOL AND JUST LAST WEEK WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED FULL POTTY TRAINING!! IF YOU HAVE A CHILD WITH AUTISM, YOU UNDERSTAND THE SMALL ACOMPLISHMENTS!! AND PLEASE BE AWARE THAT EARLY INTERVENTION IS KEY! DON’T LET ANYONE INCLUDING YOUR PEDIATRICIAN TELL YOU THAT YOUR CHILD IS “JUST A LITTLE BEHIND” …IF SOMETHING DOESNT FEEL RIGHT WITH YOUR CHILD, ACT ON THAT FEELING AND DEMAND AN EVALUATION. IF YOUR PEDIATRICIAN CANNOT DO IT, ASK HIM FOR A REFERRAL TO SOMEONE WHO CAN!

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9 Responses to “THIS IS AUTISM”
  1. muscatbea says:

    I think Ahmeds parents are doing a grand job,perserverence really pays off,he is a lovely little boy and I am sure his good times far outway his bad times,the most important thing, is he feels loved and secure, and it is obvious his parents adore him x

  2. SurlyMiss says:

    While I think it’s great to document and share cases of autism the title of this video is a bit misleading. My son is autistic and all autistic children are different. My son does not throw severe tantrums or fits so this is not autism for every child that has it. It’s just one certain child’s severity and one child’s individual example of autism. Not a accurate display of autism in general. It is nearly impossible to generalize autism in any one child’s case.

  3. GingerAutie says:

    Autistics also tend to feal their emotions very strong and not being able to deal with it, espesially as a little child. Normally over the years the tandrums get better and all that, but that’s not bipolar, that’s ALL autism. If you ask me, he is overdiagnosed. If you ask me, he is autistic and that’s it and maybe he’ll develop some further problems around puperty where he might notice that it’s difficult for him to cope with the world. But I think you do a great job how I see it! :)

  4. GingerAutie says:

    To his autism/ADHD/possible Bipolar diagnoses:
    autistics have allways some ADHD tendencies and if you diagnoses after the DSM IV, then you can’t disgnose them together. It doesn’ make a lot of sence anyway, by some it is even believed that also ADHD is on the autism-spectrum because there are so many similarities. To bipolar: In children it is very difficult to distinguish between ADHD and bipolar and a person who scores high on a bipolar test might just have ADHD.

  5. abualialshehri says:

    Thank you very much for those tips. we were laughing when we realized that spongebob was getting peed at.. poor thing :-)

    wow, knowing that you have been doing potty training for a year and still going strong gives us hope and encouragement. we don’t see progress yet, and we have lots of accident, but at least he is cooperative and stay on the potty for up to 10 min.

    I think we need to buy “cars” underwear and do your trick ;-)

  6. ahmedsmom says:

    we have been working with Ahmed for one year to potty train.. he still must wear diapers to sleep but daytime is better. we bought him underwear with cartoon characters he likes-spongebob or batman and we tell him “don’t pee pee on spongebob” we take him to toilet every 30 minutes. in the beginning he didnt understand, my husband and oldest son also showed him what to do and it is difficult at first because the childs mind doesn’t comprehend, but continue this and you will have success InShallah

  7. abualialshehri says:

    Hi Ahmedsmom, this is Ali’s dad and mom. thanks for stopping by our site and thanks for your support and encouraging words. We are noticing minute improvements, but to us they are gigantic driving force for us to hope for the best and keep doing the right things.

    Ahmed is a very adorable kid, I’m hope these tantrums don’t last long, and glad to know he is saying sentences.
    We are starting this week to potty-train Ali. we have no idea how to do it… Any hints on starting?

    thanks

  8. ahmedsmom says:

    it’s not what I think, that is the pyschiatrists diagnosis

  9. HananChannel says:

    Why do u think there is possible bi-polar disorder?

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