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My 4 year old son is autistic and still uses no words. He has come a long way (for him) in the past year as far as noticing when other people are in the room and wanting to be involved with me and his dad more but he is so hyperactive and he has such a hard time stopping long enough to focus on me or his teachers to learn anything. I just wonder if we would make more gains with speech if he… read more

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posted about 9 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Thanks for the input guy, he is in the county special needs preschool 3 days a week so he does get speech therapy at school and we have tried signing and pecs. He does… read more

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posted about 16 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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@A MyAutismTeam User. Thanks for the words of encouragement. It does seem like a bit of a slippery slope. We spent so much time in grade in high school getting her… read more

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Hi guys,

I'm seeking opinions on retirement locations for parents with adult children. I'll retire in another decade, but want to lay the groundwork for a smooth transition. I anticipate my adult son will live with us, so I'm looking for areas with the best services. My current location is pretty decent in terms of services, but it's too costly for retirees. All info is much appreciated!

Thanks.

posted about 17 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

I have an aunt who moved to South Carolina. Apparently I've been told that they have great programs there for our Adult children.

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Any parents have a child with this condition?

posted about 22 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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For us...He was holding his stool because he was afraid of the toilet. I got an ABA Therapists and a Special Education Teacher to help me.

posted about 21 hours ago

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I currently homeschool my children (this is my 13th year). My oldest is in college and my middle is a senior. My question is concerning my 13 year old autistic child. Does anyone have advice concerning homeschool vs. virtual charter school vs. brick and mortar school? What are your experiences ?

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posted about 23 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Hi Cbruddy, I too, homeschooled my son for 4 yrs.. I used CAVA, acronym, California Virtual Academy, but they exist statewide. The program is phenomenal, a big work… read more

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I recently attended a ladies event where I learned that essential oils can be targeted to treat behaviors in autism. Anyone already trying this or have any advice?

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Has anyone used cbd, if so what were your experiences/gains

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Interesting will look into it, I am not sure if I'd ever use it for jr, but I like knowing about everything....thanks

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My 5 year old autistic daughter has been saying she has been hearing voices. Not like an imaginary friend playing with her... But more like a cat telling her to do things or another voice telling her to do things (not always nice things)... It's not that she is trying to make it up to get out of trouble (I don't think); she has even mentioned it without having anything happened. Has anyone else's child experienced anything like this??? I know it sounds crazy. Please don't bash my daughter or… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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To give you some more background on what people are worried about: Childhood schizophrenia is very rare, but autism and schizophrenia share some symptoms. Misdiagnosis… read more

posted about 19 hours ago

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Has anyone used colostrum supplement for their child on the autism spectrum?

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Yes, when my son was real little, he is 18 now, A good quality probiotic will take care of it.

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My son is 5 1/2 and he still uses a sippy cup b/c he likes to suck on it the way a baby would suck on a bottle or pacifier. He will do this for hours at a time sometimes. This does not bother me at all, as I know that he finds it soothing. However, it is really affecting (damaging) his two front, top teeth. We have tried replacing sippy cups with open cups with straws (stupid idea...) but he would just suck on the straw....this… read more

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posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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My son has a different compulsion : biting his clothing! At school, he has a rubber tip put onto his pencil and he know bites on that when he is feeling stressed.… read more

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