The meltdowns are hard. We still get them but they are no where near as bad as they used to be. As for the toilet training DS didn't TT until he was 4.5yrs. It was very frustrating but if I knew then what I know now I would have not stressed so much knowing that there was a reason for it iykwim and that he would get there eventually. He is still not night time tt. Hang in there. x
AnnaG1, I can't help much with the speech. That is actually one area we didn't have a lot of problems with. There was anxiety and stuttering, and difficulty finishing sentences, verbally completing ideas/thoughts etc but overall it was not as concerning as other problems we were having. Each child's sensory issues can vary greatly but with ds I found therapy helped a lot and we have seen huge improvements. I also think getting older and maturing has had a lot to do with it. His therapy was good for me too as we learnt ways to help and deal with his sensory issues and also helped us understand what was going on. If that makes sense. I have also been to seminars and special programs that discussed things to do with ASD, parenting, caring, disciplinning, education, behavioural problems etc and I have found these to be very beneficial. I don't know whether your nephew's special program offers education days or similar but I always found them worthwhile.