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Please share your happy/positive stories: when your kids got better, when they properly started to communicative, when behavior got better, and when u finally felt that autism is no longer taking a hold of your life! Would love to hear all happy stories and victories!

posted about 14 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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We are not yet to full recovery, but we have seen dramatic gains. When my daughter was diagnosed 3 years ago she was minimally verbal and lost in her own little world.… read more

posted about 4 hours ago

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I am not sure what my username is? Is it the same as my password?

posted about 15 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Thanks! Got it figured out already. Thanks again!

posted about 13 hours ago

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We have an appointment here for my son (it took 7 months on the waiting list) for next week. I'm having a hard time finding reviews or feedback, from the website it looks great and I'd hate not to pursue every option available that might help, but they do not take insurance and are quite expensive per visit. Does anyone have any insight into this team of doctors?

tags: pediatrician

posted about 16 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

We are trying to compare the special education programs in the DFW ISDs but have not been able to find any information to determine if one is better than another. We are focusing on Southlake right now as their ratings are so high for neurotypical children.

tags: Special Education Texas ISD

posted about 16 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

My six year old with autism will resist taking any form of medication. We basically have to hold him down, force it into his mouth, hold his mouth shut, and wait for him swallow while he tries to spit it out and fights us with every ounce of his strength. Has anyone else encountered this? How can we teach him to cooperate?

posted about 16 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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We're fortunate to not be dealing with it at present, but when your kid sucks on his fingers as he sits on the toilet, you know that it's only a matter of time until… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

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Now I have elevated Liver enzymes, How bad is that? I am 14 months into my dx. I did tysabri for just 7 months (body rejected it) now Im on Gelenya for 4 months and I have elevated liver enzymes. Any thoughts? God Bless

posted about 18 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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I have that too with no known cause. However if you have gallbladder issues, that can affect liver enzymes

posted about 8 hours ago

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My 2 1/2 year old was just diagnosed with autism last month and we are in a program at Nova Southeastern University's Mailman Center called the Starting Right Program. All the parents in the class are talking about Baudhuin for when their kids turn 3. I of course only want the best for my son, but I can't afford the $36,000 tuition. I am crossing my fingers that the Department of Education will place him… read more

tags: transition IEP

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Once your child turns three they transition into the school system. You need to get in touch with the school district in your area and start the process before your… read more

posted about 9 hours ago

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My almost 4 year old mild to moderate autistic child has violent outbursts.

He goes through periods where he tantrums off of everything. Example is he is hooked on doing the laundry. When he woke up this morning he asked to do the laundry. When I said there are no laundry to do, he got mad and started screaming and kicking. Last night he was using the iPad and had a 30 minute tantrum because we asked him to put down the ipad and take a bath.

Yesterday he fell asleep in… read more

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Just wait it out and tell him how much you love him that it's o.k. He is o.k. When his understanding of the world gets better with age they do have tantrums less and… read more

posted about 21 hours ago

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My barely 9yr old boy has just made me aware that he is starting puberty. Thankfully, he was not embarrassed too much to start the conversation. I, however, was completely taken by surprise as I thought I would have at least a few more years before he started experiencing "sensations". Having had some medical training, I immediately started to explain the biology of our bodies and that it was… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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try to use what works with him then allow him to ask questions or you could ask him questions to verify he understands. Sometimes we worry so much about the autism… read more

posted 2 days ago

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I'm asking on behalf of a friend who is overwhelmed with a newborn, etc. Her 3 year old was in Early Intervention for a month before he turned 3. She was told he automatically qualifies for special needs pre k in her school district also but has not heard back yet from school. He turned 3 early in August and has been leaving multiple messages with school but to no avail.
We live in NJ so I'm… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Thanks CrimsonWife. I think she received bad info. from someone on this. I will let her know.
I tried to explain its probably same process in NJ, but she seemed to… read more

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