Jul 16, 2011
Well here they are. Our 11 and 12 year old boys both diagnosed with PDD-NOS which is on the Autism Spectrum. You wouldn't know it though, they are both very high functioning. But they do have their moments. The boys are opposites for sure, but still carry the same diagnosis.
PDD-NOS stands for Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. Which means they have some of the criteria for autism but not all. Because they are so high functioning, people expect them to act like their typical peers. Good luck. I never know if I am disciplining a 12 year old or an 8 year old. Hence the term "pervasive". You don't know where they are at developmentally.
Dear hubby has also been diagnosed with PDD-NOS at age 42 after a long list of diagnoses. I think they finally have it right now. Hubby agrees that he is really age 17 and has been for years. I concur. :)