Raising Special Needs Kids

Autistic trait?
December 8, 2012 at 12:21 PM

My son loves to line up the DVD's in a line...just curious to know if any other autistic children do this?  


  • myfirstborn04
    December 8, 2012 at 12:27 PM
    my boys will line up anything, toys, shoes,tapes, movies.
  • GatorLady0307
    December 8, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    So far his has just been dvd's and sometimes cars.  

  • letstalk747
    December 8, 2012 at 12:31 PM

     oh yeah , many things

  • mandee1503
    December 8, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    My nephew always has to keep his trains lined up.

  • arkansasmama08
    December 8, 2012 at 4:19 PM
    Yep, can be. All 3 of mine line everything up. One is known to be on the spectrum and the other two are suspected.
  • ZakkarysMom
    December 8, 2012 at 4:24 PM
    Yes my son does that sometimes.
  • camp02
    by camp02
    December 8, 2012 at 4:25 PM
    My daughter has been lining up/organizing things since she was 2. A therapist said it gives her some sort of control since she can't control her mind.
  • ZakkarysMom
    December 8, 2012 at 4:30 PM
    My son hasnt been diagnosed with autism though.
  • Mi_Chelly
    December 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM
    That is one thing my son has never done. He is too hyper to take the time to line things up. He used to stack, but that never lasted long. It would drive him crazy to sit too long.
  • darbyakeep45
    December 9, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    I think some autistic children do that, but then there are non-autistic children who do it as well....just because your child lines things up doesn't necessarily mean he/she is autistic.  I see a lot of that behavior in ALL children to be honest.  If you're concerned though, see his pediatrician and have him evaluated...I'm all about getting answers!  Hugs and good luck mama!

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