Questions about SPD and Autism
Hi-- My 25 month old son has many of the symptoms of SPD. He has been in speech therapy for 8 weeks and is just about to be diagnosed by an OT w/ SPD. (I am pretty sure this is what she thinks.)
It is clear that there are links between SPD and Autism and I am concerned about my son having Autism. The big difference w/ my son is he is generally happy and social. Many friends and family have told me there is not way he could have autism b/c he is so happy and social. I just don't know. My question is:
Are there types of Autism where children and generally happy? Or maybe does not struggle as much socially?
I have been looking all over the Internet and I can't seem to find any information about children who have autism but still appear happy. Now I say this all w/ a grain of salt. I say he "appears" happy and is "generally" happy b/c his level of happiness has gone down so much in the past few months. The average person would look at him and THINK he is happy all the time. As his mother I know that this is not the case. He has begun to struggle w/ food, noises, sleep, certain objects, ability to play, needs me all the time, and much more stuff lately. But the average person would not look at him and think he has a social problem and they would think he is very happy.
Sorry if this question is poorly worded. I am new at this. I am just learning about SPD really and just figured out it can be linked to autism.