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My 5 year old son is diagnosed with mild to moderate asd and moderate language disorder. He really lacks in receptive language (yes he talks but not as much as he should for his age, also has articulation issues). I need some good picture books and short stories to read to him to help build his understanding of language (what objects are called, emotions, feelings, actions, everything, etc). He has a short attention span but that has improved a bit I believe. I do not need long… read more

tags: Books Language Disorder Language Delay

posted about 16 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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My grandson sounds very much like your son Liam also has a very short attention span. Then we discovered the wonderful iPad! He loved it and there are so many ABA and… read more

posted about 1 hour ago

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I have a Pinterest account. I want to move pins from there to my Pinboard on myautismteam.

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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@A MyAutismTeam User Thanks MyZett! For some reason I thought with all the Pinterest pins being posted I thought there was a connection between Pinterest and here.… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

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I suggest you contact Community Autism Resources, 1-800-588-9239. I think they might be here in Massachusetts. They might be able to put you in contact with an autism… read more

posted about 10 hours ago

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My son is 5 years old and is diagnosed with mild to moderate asd and moderate language disorder. He also has fine motor delays. He has a short attention span although I do think it has improved a little bit. Right now he can count to 16, recognizes numbers 1-9 except for number 7, recognizes almost all uppercase letters but not many lowercase letters, recognizes his name written out and can spell it out loud without seeing his name but can not write it. He knows… read more

tags: iPad Apps Learning

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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My son is also 5 yrs severe, and I found Abi Talk app is his favorite! The lite version isn't too bad, but I did end up upgrading it for I think 2.00.. it's been worth… read more

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Would you use a service that charged a fee for a trial period of things like weighted blankets, vests, reinforcers, headphones, etc?
I see so many of us thinking about trying something, but I know how bad it sucks when you spend hundreds on things every year that doesn't work…
Nothing like supplements or things that could be harmful in anyway...

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Interesting, i think it would help alot of people decide on making the investment on some of the items, as you said they are expensive

posted 3 days ago

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We went to one Doctor on Foster City, I am not so sure about him was hoping for recommendation about another in the area.

tags: DAN doctor San Jose

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

My dr who is out of Illinois has outreach clinics in a few other states, California being one of them. He will be in Burlingame California in april on the 21st and… read more

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My daughter had some genetic testing and they found a duplication of the 16th chromosome. I checked out how many posts on MAT even used the word "chromosome"- just 8 posts and none of them had the exactly the same issue. We were told there's little that can be done with that info but it may help with nutrition as people with this disorder tend to be underweight.

BOSTON, Jan. 9, 2008 -- The deletion or duplication of a tiny region of chromosome 16 appears to be tightly linked to autism,… read more

tags: chromosome 16 duplication

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

My son turns 3 at the end of June, and ages out of Early Intervention just in time for summer break. He will start inclusion preschool in the fall, with therapies in the self-contained room. He is considered "mild."
I don't want him to go the whole summer without therapies or socialization. Any suggestions of programs or classes he should take or do?
Thanks in advance!

tags: summer programs

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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My son, 14 now, also aged out at three in June. We had the early intervention people start looking for appropriate therapies for summer about now. They found ARC which… read more

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My son is constantly picking at old scars, bumps, pimples, etc, and just will not let up. He's got eczema, but we constantly keep his skin medicated, and we use a lot of lotions and it has gone down a lot. Now his new thing is scratching his scalp. He won't stop, and he's starting to get some bald spots. I know why he does it. He does it because he sees scalp particles fall down, which fascinates him. It's almost an obsession with him, and I don't know what to do… read more

tags: compulsive scratching itching picking

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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My daughter not yet diagnosed with autism but constantly picks her scalp or anything and sticks it straight in her mouth. I believe it is OCD N HABIT/stress. My… read more

posted about 11 hours ago

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