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I am wondering what are common foods or products in foods that I can easily eliminate to see if any of it helps my son? I'm aware of gluten and caesin but those are so tricky. I am looking for easier things to eliminate at first to see if he has any changes?

posted about 1 hour ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Hello all I'm recently married to a single father that has two boys with ASD. While they are diagnosed and in a special needs program through the public school district I don't believe he is doing everything that he can to meet their needs. How do i approach him with what I think is best? (I am an elementary school teacher and I have some experience working with children on the spectrum and different strategies to use )

tags: Step-parent difference in parenting styles

posted about 11 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

What books would you recommend to a step mom who has to parent her step son and needs to understand the difficulties that these children face? It would be for Kelly's question a bit earlier.

posted about 21 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Chicken Soup for the Special Need Soul

posted about 15 hours ago

Have you found that a sensory hideout like a tent will help with sensery overload

posted about 22 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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He get over stimulated by noise, too many people talking, and too many peole in his space also too many colors. So i just got a dark blue castle tent with a big joe… read more

posted about 7 hours ago

I am the step mom of a 10 year old boy diagnosed 2 years ago on the Autism spectrum. He lives with his mom in PA, has the autism waiver in PA and attends public school there. He has an IEP, has special assistance from support teachers, has a periodic check in with an autism specialist from Vista outreach services (which specializes in Autism), and other support services through school. He is very high functioning, is in a… read more

tags: parent training behavior issues appropriate behavior

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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It sounds like you're asking, does autism 'excuse' behavior? Should it change our expectations?

My take is that we need to step back and change the question. In… read more

posted 1 day ago

My 8-yr-old son loves to go to parents-night-out drop off events for kids at church and at the local gymnastics club, but we inevitably get an email after any event that we leave him at that he must have a someone watch him 100% of the time if he is allowed to come back (they never tell us what happens or why, which makes it even worse). My husband and I are tired and frustrated because it doesn't give us a break and we're paying for the event but still have watch him anyway. We don't want… read more

tags: events helpers community outings social outings

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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We find its best not to ask what has happened or what's wrong...causes too much defensiveness. Try asking for suggestions. Give them an example of a difficulty at… read more

posted 1 day ago

I have two sons with Autism (but 4 sons total). This is not my 1st rodeo with sleep issues as it took forever to get our older son with ASD to sleep all night. Our 2 yr old son with ASD is up every 2-3 hours all night long and has been this way since birth. This is especially hard since we just had a new baby and the baby sleeps more than our 2 yr old! He wakes up for no reason and is sometimes just wide awake. Sometimes will go back to sleep after 10 minutes, sometimes after 2-3hrs.… read more

tags: sleep autism sensory

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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You may want to consider adding GABA to melatonin. Many of our kids have less GABA than they need. Just in case you haven't read about this yet, GABA and glutamine are… read more

posted 1 day ago

Hi Everyone, My son is turning 3, and is diagnosed mild autism, high functioning. His testing at the public school he will be attending in September said he is overall on the average range. However, they are suggesting only 60 mins inclusion time a day, with the other 5 hours being in self contained. I was surprised by this, and want to ask for more...but I am not sure if I am right in doing so. Any feelings on self contained vs inclusion? What worked for… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Usually inclusion programs are shorter days and self contained are longer. You sound like you are getting the best of both worlds with 60 minutes of typical peer time… read more

posted about 15 hours ago

Hello, I don't want to start a vaccination debate at all. My kids are fully vaccinated. My question is my son on the spectrum will be turning 5 this summer, so I was going to have his kindergarten vaccinations done then, but am thinking about spacing them out. Has anyone spaced out the kindergarten vaccinations? I don't feel vaccines are the cause autism, but now that I know he is on the spectrum, I think I would feel better not having them all on one day. I feel they get too many in… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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We follow a selective & delayed schedule and I don't allow more than one shot per visit. I did have to get the exemption form signed off by the pediatrician that she… read more

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posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Thank you. I am looking for something that is a reasonable commute into the city. I have heard Newton provides good support. Any other suggestions on where to look and… read more

posted 2 days ago