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.
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.
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.