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    Anonymous

    Note: SFTAH transferred this from old data base when site was updated, thus date and name lost, all dates 2006 & 2007 changed during changeover to odd dates.My daughter is 2yrs 6mths....from birth she has been a terrible sleeper lasting on  5 hours a night....as time as gone on i noticed routine was really important to her and anything out of the ordinary would send her into fits of screaming ,loud noises and strange faces all have the same effect.Her interaction with other children is a nightmare ...generally she socialises quite well but seems to upset other children by her selfishness....her speech seems to be fine and she is able to do complicated task .eg jigsaws far ahead of her years...I have seen my health visitor as she was suffering from night terrors these have now faded ...and have now made another appointment regarding her behaviour now......Recently i came across symtoms of Aspergers and found that the symtoms that occur in adults was like reading about my partner....he has dyslexia and struggled through schoolife being expelled ..but he is a talented musician...alot of the behaviour,  personality and the way he perceives the world is typical of Aspergers.....Until i read about Aspergers i always thought he was a little odd even eccentric but this was all down to his love of music.....I understand that at 2 1/2 yrs old alot of her behaviour is typical of someone her age....im just hoping that someone out there may be able to give me some advice.....with regards mandia edwards

    #5011

    Anonymous

    dont know if its been proven yet but i definatly think its genetic, ive two autistic kids and also have other extended family members affected.

    #5012

    Anonymous

    I have a son with AS diagnosed at 7, and my husband has also been diagnosed as well. I have been told that this is one of the types that can be genetic, I have also a daughter younger and is fine, a pain in the bum but fine. My husband thought everybody thought the same as him, he soaks information like a sponge and retains it for ever, and bore you with facts, instead of telling you part of a film or programme you may not have seen, he will tell you the whole thing, even if you are not liserning. He struggled through school, and was diagnosed Dyslexia at school too. He has a high IQ, mad about cars, scaletrix (main obession), music. He is very matter of fact, hates lying doesnt understand why people lie, everything black and white, .

    I would say eccentric is the perfect word to at times explain AS, they go to their own drum beat, and that what makes me love my husband.

    Dragontamer

    #5013

    Anonymous

    Throughout the process of diagnosis and by researching as much information as I could I too realised that my husband had simular traits and in turn I think his father is the same, all anti social and obsessional, but all truly lovely people who when are not frustrating me to dispair are great people to be around. I think my greatest gift is patience, for which i am truly grateful.

    #5010

    Anonymous

    i am a girl of 17 and we think even though my big cousin and my auntie have it but have not so far been diagnosed but got a lesser form of aspergers syndrome if that helps any?my parents and my siblings have not got any signs of having A.S.D apart from what i’ve said already

    #5009

    Anonymous

    I saw an article in Scientific American a few months back which said that susceptibility to autism is genetic. It didn’t cite a reference. My sister-in-law has been told that autism is only passed down the male line of descent, however again we don’t have the original reference for this info, and I’m regarding it as doubtful because a penfriend of mine tells me that she definitely knows an instance where AS has been passed from mother to children.
    I’ve had a request printed in the current issue of Asperger United, for any available info on the probability of passing autism on to the next generation. None of my immediate family have AS – other than me of course – but presumably if it is genetic they could all be carriers.

    Colin

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    Anonymous

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    Originally posted by ColinN
    I saw an article in Scientific American a few months back which said that susceptibility to autism is genetic. It didn't cite a reference. My sister-in-law has been told that autism is only passed down the male line of descent, however again we don't have the original reference for this info, and I'm regarding it as doubtful because a penfriend of mine tells me that she definitely knows an instance where AS has been passed from mother to children.
    I've had a request printed in the current issue of Asperger United, for any available info on the probability of passing autism on to the next generation. None of my immediate family have AS - other than me of course - but presumably if it is genetic they could all be carriers.

    Colin


    #5008

    Anonymous

    i am a mother of three children 1 girl 2 boys all with autism which i passed down to them,i have not been diagnosed am in the prosses of finding out.

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    Originally posted by tina

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    Originally posted by ColinN
    I saw an article in Scientific American a few months back which said that susceptibility to autism is genetic. It didn't cite a reference. My sister-in-law has been told that autism is only passed down the male line of descent, however again we don't have the original reference for this info, and I'm regarding it as doubtful because a penfriend of mine tells me that she definitely knows an instance where AS has been passed from mother to children.
    I've had a request printed in the current issue of Asperger United, for any available info on the probability of passing autism on to the next generation. None of my immediate family have AS - other than me of course - but presumably if it is genetic they could all be carriers.

    Colin



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