Quoting wombie:" the very first indication of an issue was my son's speech, he still doesn't have much meaningful conversation. ... [snip!] ... harm were also issues with him, although he doesn't hurt himself anymore. Oh and lack of eye contact. I'm in Grove City "
That's pretty much what connor's biggest issue is. It's hard to understand what he says, if it has meaning at all. He mumbles to himself a lot or just does things on his own. He repeats some words twice like "mom mom" "dog dog" "cat cat".
He started to see phrases, especially "I see cows" and "I love you" when he was 9-10 months old. He suddenly stopped talking a couple months later. At the same time he started getting EXTREMELY aggressive if someone tried to wash him at bath time. He's thrown himself all over the place before anyone came near him to the point of giving himself a bloody nose and bruises. He must clean himself up. He has gotten better in the last year about it, but he is almost 4 years old. He will be 4 in November.
He hardly has eye contact with strangers, but at home he does whenever he's not upset.
He doesn't play well and sometimes not at all with other children. That's gotten better sense he's had a little brother to play with now. He can be VERY possessive and has absolutely no desire to share toys. He has been around other kids on a regular basis. For awhile I just stayed home with him or left him with his grandparents or daddy whenever I met somebody or have to work because of his behavior. I've gotten a black eye, kicked in the face, punched, slapped, now biting.. you name it, he'll do it to get out of having to listen to somebody. He refuses to participate in larger groups (10-12 kids his age), but he does well with only a few kids in the group activity. He barely participates. He also won't potty train even though he can do it physically. They said he just won't do it unless HE wants to. He'll pee and poo himself unless he wants to use the toilet, aka play with it (flushing is fun)