I haven't been around in a while, I'm not just a weirdo popping in;) My dd is almost 4 and has Autism.
Anyway, a co-worker/friend of mine has a nephew and her sister told her he has "Behavioral Autsim"? I have never heard of it and I tried to look it up with no luck. She had the childs eval done at the Marcus Autsim Center here in Atlanta. Below is her fb post from the day of his eval which is easier than me trying to explain what she said.
L's appointment went very well. She said nothing is "screaming Autism", but he does have several behavioral problems. He will be doing a research project for children with the behavioral problem side of Autism and see if it will help the therapists decide how to fix them. So, overall, I'm relieved that he doesn't have a major problem, but I'm very worried about how we will get his tantrums, biting, hitting, and self injury problems under control. Any feedback would be appreciated.
The child's mom also messaged me on FB so I asked her about behavioral autism and this was her response...
They're calling it "behavioral autism" Not the kind that needs meds or anything, but one caused from trauma at a young age....
i had never heard of it, but he's been in therapy for about 3 weeks now. it's not seeming to make a difference
It's basically a mild case...but I think it's progressing, the way he's been acting. But he goes back to the autism center in 6 months to be reevaluated to see if the therapy is working, if it's not, they will try something else
I'm mostly asking this to see if anybody has heard of it and if so, can you point me in the direction of links on it so I can share with co-worker (an she in turn with her sister) and so I can read about it as well.
I was under the impression that behavior is one of the many links that make up Autism.
To be as nice as I can about it, I don't care for her sister (I have met her many times). The sweet boy (who I have also met many times) has had a lot of changes in his short little 2 years of life, his parents split up and get back together like it's an Olympic sport and they are always very dramatic about it and post all about it on FB so I can only imagine what it's like at home. The time before last when they split up the dad ending up taking the kids (he has a little sister who is only 10 months younger) to live with him at his parents, he has had a few seizures, and a mostly dysfunctional household. I'm not saying the child does not have Autism, I don't know but, I do like my co-worker and she is her sisters support. Their mother passed away and she does not have a relationship with her father. My co-worker comes to me for advice and I'm not really sure where to direct her based on what I've been told.
I also feel bad because co-worker wants to get a tattoo of a puzzle piece in honor of her nephew. That's how the convo came up in the first place b/c she asked if I wanted to go with her and another co-worker who has a DS on the spectrum to get a tattoo (Tattoos aren't for me so I passed:) ).
Sorry this was so long. I can't find anything on google, Marcus', Autism Speaks or the Autism Society sites so I was hoping somebody here could help! Thanks!