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klm2375 said...

"This is not necessarily a case of bad parenting. The child obviously has behavior issues, which could be caused by an autism spectrum disorder. Out of control tantrums can be a part of this diagnosis, and if the child is already in special classes, he need to be evaluated for ASD. One in 110 children in this country are affected - 1 in 70 males."

Ok... as a teacher of children on the autism spectrum, I can tell you my opinion... does not appear to show characteristics of ASD. Besides his behavior.... there were no other markers. He was extremely verbal. He was able to interact with someone interviewing him. He did not exhibit any stereotyped or repetetive mannerisms.

If you noticed, the mom said all he wants to do is play video games??? And guess what... that's not exactly parenting. He doesn't have ANY behaviors at home? Well is he allowed to do whatever he wants?

I appreciate the above post knowing SOME of the signs of ASD, but just because a child has behavior issues does not mean they automatically fall somewhere on the autism spectrum.

April 6, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

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