Hi Everyone
March 21, 2013 at 9:12 AM

My name is Pat, onscreen name jjsgranny,  My husband and I are raising our now 10 year old grandson whom we have had since he was a year old.  He has ADHD and mood disorders and was recently diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified and Disorder of Written Expression.  I joined CafeMom to find support groups for this form of Autism Spectrum Disorder and to get some of my many questions answered.  I have scoured the Web but it is hard to find support groups for this form of Autism Spectrum.  I have joined several of the Autism Support groups on this site,  Thanks for allowing me to join.


  • funhappymom
    March 21, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    I'm sorry, I don't have a child with autism-though I have a friend who has two sons on the spectrum. Here's a bump for you.

  • jobberwocky
    March 21, 2013 at 10:55 AM
    Welcome to cafemom. What a wonderful thing you are doing raising your grandson. I hope you can find the support you need for your grandsons specific problems!
  • bamababe1975
    March 21, 2013 at 12:12 PM

     Hi! Welcome to the group! It's really nice to meet you.

    Have you joined this one:

  • hugss
    by hugss
    March 21, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Welcome to CafeMom Pat,
    You're doing a great thing raising your grand child like that!
    Very nice to meet you :)

  • jjsgranny
    March 21, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Thanks everyone for making me feel so welcome and all the suggestions.  At times I feel like I am floating in an ocean on a raft with no paddles.  PPD-NOS is a relatively new diagnosis for the Autism Spectrum Disorder and there are few support groups out there.  Again thanks.

  • Caitlin10081989
    March 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Welcome to the group. 

  • elasmimi
    March 23, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Hi Pat, I'm Nancy. I don't have a child with autism, but I have a friend who is an special ed teacher who specializes in autism. And I raised a grandchild myself, and am now raising her daughter, my great grandchild. I know how overwhelming just doing that can be. You have found a great place for at least getting moral support.hugs

  • ScrChk23
    March 23, 2013 at 11:44 AM

     Welcome!!!  My sister in law does a lot of work with autistic children.  Let me know if you would like her email.  I will double check with her that I can share it. 

  • ScrChk23
    March 23, 2013 at 11:45 AM

     Any pics of him?  (Mainly because I'm nosey and I know that we all like to see pics of kids).

  • LancesMom
    March 23, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Welcome to the group Pat! There is an awesome Autism group on CafeMom! Hope you are able to find all the help you need!