As I sit by the side of my son who has autism I wonder could he possibly have adhd along with autism? We have yet to get a diagnoses for adhd "however" some signs of Autism can be similar to adhd. With in a 12-hour day my son can go non-stop, needs the one-on-one interaction and needs a lot of playtime.
So how as a parent do you do that when you have more than one child? I can tell you first-hand it is not easy to divide time between two kids especially when having one with autism, but as I have mentioned in recent posts there are some support groups out there.
Recently my son has been making different signals with his hands, and I believe he is trying to speak more, and though sign language is another route to go, we have not went towards sign language at this time.
Autism is quite the challenge, and we have had to change a lot around because of our son's needs, but one of the things we cannot change is the fact our son has autism. It's amazing — when I first gave birth to my son I kissed him on the head. Today when I ask him for a kiss, he leans towards me looking for me to kiss him on the head.
He now gives me hugs and has said mom once or twice in five years and though he cannot speak much he communicates to me as well as others in a very different way. Everyone asks me: do you think one day he will speak? I do believe he will speak but it may or may not be minimal — only time will tell, the more resources, and one-on-one interaction he has will only make for a better outcome in years to come.