I got in touch with a DAN Doctor today.  I’m going to get Silas into it asap…well as soon as our Blue Cross goes through.  I hope he’s good.

Our meeting last night was fantastic!  Dorothy was SO nice.  Silas wont have to leave the program until he’s in pre-school.  I thought he was going to be in limbo after he turned three.  But nope, we can stay with infant/child development until he’s in pre-school.  Woooot.

So, along with Silas’ autism comes something called Echolalia.  For those of you who want to learn more about it or people who know him who want to learn how to speak to him better click here.  It’s a really good article.  I’m focussing on learning about it right now so we can start understanding each other.

Sorry I’m lame at blogging these days.  I’m kinda lame at everything right now.


  1. I read that link on Echolalia. Interesting stuff! Silas is lucky to have a mom that is so into researching things that will help him. Good luck!!

  2. WOW that article is good. Everything came together for me… talking to Silas will take some practice though. xxoo

  3. I read it too – yes it will take some practice. Hope I can go with you to some of his appointments, etc. It sure makes sense though – that is the main thing I have noticed with Silas – Love you all – Mum

  4. Okay, I’m all caught up now, after reading your past posts for the last month or so. So… it’s autism. I’m late to comment on this, but better late than never. I’m so, so sorry to hear this. I suppose on one level it’s empowering to know what you’re dealing with so you can pursue appropriate interventions, which it sounds like you’re right on track to do. I think alternative therapies hold a LOT of promise for reversing autism.

    I found this site a few weeks ago: and it has a TON of really good information. I was so impressed with them that I’ve committed to donating 10% of the profits from the sale of the new edition of Baby’s Little Log Book to them. Check them out and let me know what you think.

    Big hugs to you! You are capable. You are strong. You are wise. You are exactly who and what Silas needs. He is blessed to have you.


  5. I’m so glad that things are falling into place and that you are finding resources and helpful people to guide you and Silas along on your new journey.

  6. Remember when Silas kept repeating your Mom saying “Gramma will go bye bye” and she thought his didn’t want her to leave, but it was his way of saying “ok I’m ready to go to bed now”. That’s what I remembered while reading the article on echolalia. Such an interesting article. I’m surprised I hadn’t heard of that before.

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