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Hi Everyone,
My son is 2.5 years old, and diagnosed as having mild autism. We do ABA, OT and Speech therapy through NJ's Early Intervention, 6 days a week. His meeting is coming up to discuss his transition to public preschool, which will happen in 6 months. We have discussed IEPs, etc. While I am concerned about pretty much everything leading up to him starting at a new school, I am the most anxious about my son's transition. He has a very hard time with… read more

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Has anyone had any trouble with Augmentin? My 7 year old son is taking Augmentin for a sinus infection, and he is extremely irritable and hyperactive. I'm curious to see if anyone else has had an issue with this before. He's taken antibiotics in the past, and I've never noticed it to be a nervous system problem. It's usually just a problem with G.I. (causing diarrhea and loss of appetite).

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Yes, I am. He takes probiotics everyday anyway, but I've increased it to twice a day.

posted about 9 hours ago

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Hi. My toddler (2.8) was just diagnosed with autism and of course I am so overwhelmed with questions. I was told that he needs ABA 15 hours a week. How many hours do they do a session? I'm worried about copays and how often I will need to pay them. Fortunately for us, we have insurance, but I'm wildly concerned about cost of visits.
Also, he still qualifies for Early intervention. Is this the same as ABA? Or… read more

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Thank you both for your responses! I appreciate any information.

posted about 13 hours ago

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My autistic daughter is increasingly violent toward her younger brother and is spitting on things and people still. There are different reasons that she is doing these things. There is no one single reason. Any recommendations and/or advice would be appreciated. Medication suggestions are also welcome. Thanks!

tags: violent behavior aggression

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Sounds like my daughter. She's usually not angry when she's aggressive she doesn't consider other people's pain or annoyance. We just started on the meds this week so… read more

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I do the whole nine yards when it comes to helping my child reach her best potential . team meetings every three months which the school and a.b.a prividers meet in my home and brainstorm with a communications specialist to help her meet her next set of goals set forth . but it seems that they are both standoffish with there own style PLEASE HELP

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

My son is 6 will be 7 in a few days. He was diagnosed as being high functioning autistic when he was 3. About a month and a half ago he began having these symptoms, headache, nausea, being tired all the time. We thought he honestly had the flu one doctor even thought menangitis. He was on antibiotic for four weeks pretty heavy doses of antibiotic the evening he had his last dose of antibiotic he began throwing up again every hour on the hour pretty much. I… read more

tags: son has been having frequent unxplained headaches nausea developmental delay

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Proof Positive ABA. We live in the valley and we use this company. They're great.

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So I am trying to relocate for Vet school, and I am beyond scared because I dont want to lose the services my daughter currently has. Not that she has many but I don't know which state offers the best Autism services through medicaid. I keep battling between Colorado, Georgia, Texas, Arizona and Tennessee. Any parents on here that can help by giving me some input would be AMAZING! I am so stressed about this all that I am thinking of just giving up.

tags: Best States For Disability Best States for Autism Relocating with CMS Georgia and Autism services

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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I'm sure how the states rank by Medicaid. You may want to check out this source.
http://www.cms.gov/apps/files/9-state-report.pdf

I've been trying to move out of… read more

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Our son is 2 1/2 and recently diagnosed. We're fortunate in that he does not present with many challenges at this point. He has some speech delay which is showing improvement and he has difficulty with joint attention/responding to his name. He occasionally runs back and forth from the family room to front door but can be redirected. Beyond that, he does not appear to have sensory issues, makes great eye contact, is incredibly loving and seemingly aware of our feelings, is not rigid with… read more

tags: regression change

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Hi there, Hope you're doing well with the new diagnosis. It is a big adjustment at first! Our developmental pediatrician constantly reminds us that autism is not… read more

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