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For parents raising kids with PDD-NOS

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Latest Activity: Apr 6

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Hello!! 2 Replies

I thought I'd start a group here and see if others would follow. Please introduce yourself!Continue

Started by Christina Shaver. Last reply by Grants Mom Jan 30.

Bullying in school~~Need help!! 5 Replies

My son Jacob (age 11, diagnosed last Nov. PDD-NOS, with prior diagnosis of ADHD in first grade) has been bullied at his school for the last 3 years.  His school district as well as school principal…Continue

Started by Kathleen Marin. Last reply by Melissa Apr 17, 2013.

New Mother of a PDD NOS child who needs advice and help! :o) 3 Replies

Hello everyone, My name is Liz, and I am a 31 year old stay at home mom to 3 children.  2 of which are mine from a previous marriage, and 1 of which is my husband's child from a previous…Continue

Started by Elizabeth Berry. Last reply by Heather Amy Price Aug 8, 2012.

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Comment by Tina Ferguson Bulger on March 6, 2014 at 6:38pm

Greetings Everyone, I am Tina, Nonny to 8 yr old RyLee(boy) who has PDD-NOS and ADHD.  I wanted to connect to other parents/grandparents/caregivers.  Some days it feels as if I am in this alone although I know I am not.  I have custody of RyLee and his sister Layla age 6.  I have been struggling to get services for RyLee in Upstate NY. 

Comment by Alicia on February 1, 2014 at 8:25pm
My 3 year old was diagnosed yesterday with PPD NOS.
He has violent meltdowns where he hurts himself, others, and his pet cats.
He has delayed speech, and they think he functions at an 18 mo old level.
What can I expect from his treatment, and is there any real hope that he'll get on track and lead a "normal" life?
Comment by Brittany Walker on January 13, 2014 at 5:16pm

Hey! My name is Brittany. My two year old son, Bradyn was recently diagnosed with ASD (PDD really, but since they changed everything...) I decided to join to get further advice and support from people who know what it's like raising children with this disorder. I'm still slightly in denial so bare with me. Does anyone have a Early Intervention Specialist coming into their homes doing therapy? And does anyone know how to bring up the fact that I feel he needs more language therapy than someone playing with him and pointing to his cars saying cars? Sorry I'm just really having a hard time with this. Any advice would help. Thanks! 

Comment by Katie on January 5, 2014 at 2:08pm
Hi, My name is Katie. My son Cannon was diagnosed with PPD-NOS at age 3. We have made some amazing strides but are still working on a lot. I also have a daughter who is 5 and there has been a lot of tension between them lately. So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. So glad I found this group!
Comment by Melissa Floth on December 11, 2013 at 5:41pm

I am a single mother of 3. Oldest is 25, middle is 21 and my youngest is10 with PDD-NOS and ADHD. When he's home and with me he is fine, but when he's at school he acts out. He's at a school for children like him called Spectrum Center in San Jose, CA>  He's aggressive, screams, yells, hits, and for the first time today he left campus with a teacher following trying to get him to come back. He is on meds and also has counseling and therapy at school. I am pretty much at the end of my rope when it comes to ways to help him at school, we have done rewards, or taking away of things, adjusting meds, practically anything I and the school can think of. I'm just so confused, so any input would be appreciated. Thanks, Melissa

Comment by Jamison Smith on November 18, 2013 at 12:09pm

Hi my name is Jami Smith and I am a student at Southmoore High School. I am working on a science fair project that finds trends between autism and cognitive ability. If you would please take my survey to help me out in my study. Click in this link and help me out. This survey is completely anonymous. survey

Comment by Patty Carlson on March 6, 2013 at 11:46am

There is substantial evidence of how music effects the brain. From my research test results, special needs children respond rapidly to the Numeric Language of Music Program. Visit my website to view parents of special needs children who have used this program with great results for their children. http://www.pianologic.com

Comment by Rodrigo Estiveira on March 6, 2013 at 9:13am


My name is Rodrigo Estiveira. I'm a Physiotherapist and a father of a toddler with 2 years old who is now beying followed by a Psicologist to get a diagnosis of her developmental dificulties. Maybe a PDD-NOS.

We are from Portugal and i hope to find here tips on how to potenciate my daughters comunicative and social capabilities.

Many thanks for your attention,


Comment by Patty Carlson on September 11, 2012 at 5:54pm

Hello to parents with children with PDD-NOS. I'm Patty Carlson.  I developed a simple music primer piano course I tested with special needs children. The results of the new program accelerated the reading ability of the special needs children from D's and F's to A's and B's in a matter of 2 to 3 months time.  I also tested the program with a boy with ADHD.  After 3 months, his grandmother was surprised when Gage (9 years old) went to her closet and took out a legos project.  He sat for an hour and completed the whole project by himself.  His grandmother told me he had never spent more than 10 minutes and that, before he began the program, they had to make him work on anything if it was more than 10 minutes.  I have posted the interview with the special needs children at http://www.pianologic.com . I would like to invite you all to read about the program as I believe this program offers great hope for all children with special needs.  Please feel welcome to speak with me directly at (719)937-8148 or via e-mail pcarlson@pianologic.com.  Kindest regards, Patty.

Comment by Spring Sargent on January 23, 2012 at 7:00pm

HI everyone,

My name is Spring and I have a 9 year-old daughter who was diagnosed last year with PDD-NOS but I always wonder if the diagnosis is right.  She is such a joy but more difficult than my toddler at times.

I love her and am glad to have found a forum to learn from ......thank you


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