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smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 48722 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:" Especially the dark under the eyes. Corbin has always had that.."

I think that has to do with all the allergies and intolerance's or even the nutritional deficiencies they tend to have. Some have it worse because their internal issues are worse.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26899 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:" I think that has to do with all the allergies and intolerance's or even the nutritional deficiencies they tend to have. Some have it worse because their internal issues are worse."


I think C has a gluten intolerance. He doesn't have an "allergy" but he has a distended belly, mushy poo, behavior issues, the eyes, etc. Seems likely.

smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 48722 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:" I think C has a gluten intolerance. He doesn't have an "allergy" but he has a distended belly, mushy poo, behavior issues, the eyes, etc. Seems likely."


Have you tried eliminating the gluten? I know one boy who was severly allergic to gluten and many other foods and when they were able to get most of it out of his diets, he progressed amazingly. It's not always going to work like that but it just amazes me that such things can hinder a child from learning.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26899 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:" Have you tried eliminating the gluten? I know one boy who was severly allergic to gluten and many other ... [snip!] ... amazingly. It's not always going to work like that but it just amazes me that such things can hinder a child from learning. "


We have tried but it was way hard. Sigh. I should try again.

smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 48722 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:" We have tried but it was way hard. Sigh. I should try again."

I couldn't imagine how hard that would be. They were in a point with their son that they were willing and going to try anything. How severe is your son? This boy is pretty severe. He has little to no speech.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26899 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:" I couldn't imagine how hard that would be. They were in a point with their son that they were willing ... [snip!] ... they were willing and going to try anything. How severe is your son? This boy is pretty severe. He has little to no speech."


In some areas he's high functioning and in most he's moderate. His speech is getting much better but his receptive speech is really delayed.

smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 48722 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:" In some areas he's high functioning and in most he's moderate. His speech is getting much better but his receptive speech is really delayed."

Idk, you never know what will happen unless you try. It might not make any difference with him. I hope you guys find what works for him. Parents of children on the spectrum have my respect and support always.

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 22168 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:" he is adorable!"


Thank you!



and that's interesting about gluten, one of his teachers mentioned that she thought my son maybe had some intolerance issues and mentioned the dark marks under his eyes as an effect of it. Hmmm.

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 22168 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:" In some areas he's high functioning and in most he's moderate. His speech is getting much better but his receptive speech is really delayed."


My son is actually advanced in most areas but his social skills are lacking, he doesn't take social cues, he talks incessantly and doesn't seem to notice when others are uninterested, doesn't understand waiting for his turn, he's seemingly obsessed with certain things, he's like a walking encyclopedia, he has a hard time looking you in the eyes when you talk to him (although this part has gotten better as he's gotten older)

mama3trish 3 kids; Ontario 9524 posts
15th Oct '12

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mama3trish 3 kids; Ontario 9524 posts
15th Oct '12
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Holy crap that is the first pic I've ever sent myself-he he. Anyways this is Brady and he is 4 with moderate-severe autism. I'm going to see if his therapists notice anything simular when they come Monday.

Mrs.Rachael +2.5 Due November 28 (girl); 18 kids; Shreveport, Louisiana 10326 posts
15th Oct '12

I want to try gluten free with my son but his feeding issues are one of his more severe issues, I'm afraid to make it worse by changing much and I don't think he will respond well :( getting him to eat anything is such a challenge.

wombie 4 kids; Zimbabwe 73281 posts
15th Oct '12

it's so weird that you posted this :shock:



I just did Walk for Autism Speaks yesterday and while we were there, my SIL made a comment about how she noticed alot of the kids there had similar looking eyes. I never noticed it before.

wombie 4 kids; Zimbabwe 73281 posts
15th Oct '12

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mama3trish 3 kids; Ontario 9524 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting Mrs.Rachael +2:" I want to try gluten free with my son but his feeding issues are one of his more severe issues, I'm afraid ... [snip!] ... to make it worse by changing much and I don't think he will respond well :( getting him to eat anything is such a challenge."

We have the same issue. If I could get him to eat a cracker, or anything except white soft bread then we could have a chance, but he seriously only at toaster streudels for 3 months and when I refused to buy more he wouldn't eat for a few days until he lost weight and I caved. However when Brady was younger he didn't eat much 'gluten' foods anyways and I hadn't noticed an increase or decrease in behavior either way.