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My son has been gluten free for 2 months, we've seen a little improvement. Has anyone out there seen dramatic results over time ?

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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I was talking to a woman tonight who is gf due to celiac disease. Said she noticed the biggest changes after about 9 mos.

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We live in the South Florida , North Miami area and have heard about a therapist/provider name Therapeeds. The main therapist there is Julia Harper. Im looking for Any parents that have taken their child to this provider.
My daughter is on the low end of the spectrum but is non verbal and I' m looking for a miracle at this point. Therapeeds is very very expensive so we decided it would be the last resort especially… read more

tags: Therapeeds. Julia Harper Therapy Provider

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

I do not have experience with that place specifically but the best place in the state I know about is Eden in Naples they are good but they are not cheap. If you have… read more

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My son is 25 months old and receives ABA 6 x a week, and OT and Speech 1 x per week. When he ages out at 3, he will be going to public preschool, which includes services.

In the meantime, our developmental pediatrician recommended that he attend a neurotypical day care part-time, so he can see how typical children interact and learn.

We found what appears to be a very nice day care in the area, who said they will try to work with him. If they have a hard time, they… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Our preschool/day care got an inservice offered by our local autism society. But other than that they don't have much training. My sons teachers were very good about… read more

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Has anybody tried aromatherapy for their kids on the spectrum?

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

I have with success. Last school term about 20 minute's before my son's bedtime I plugged Febreeze Sleep Serenity (Lavender) into the wall & then mentioned it was his… read more

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Hi there everyone. My son is entering kinder this august. Been in special education preschool for last 2 and a half years. He is being placed in a typical setting kinder class with a general aid. Not a one to one. He smart and social. But is attention span is a bit wobbly and struggles with academics--tho smart. I have faith in him. Yet a bit nervous. Big new step for all of us. Anyone else been thru this ? How did it go ?

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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My son's transition to kindergarten went smoother than I thought it would. The only problems were that he became overwhelmed with the large class size and the noise.… read more

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I have a aut-mom friend looking for a alternative curriculum aut classroom in Palos Verdes school district. He is a 2nd grader. School recommendations appreciated - Thanks!

Melanie

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posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

My boy (2 1/2) is severely autistic and an incredibly light sleeper. We tried a typical overnight EEG, but every time the nurse began to apply the electrodes, he would wake up groggy and off they would all come.

They suggested either a series of behavioral training/desensitization clinics to get him used to them OR an EEG with sedation.

I don't think the training will help him due to his lack of understanding and his poor sleeping habits, which makes sedation the… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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I would try the behavioural approach in that case. Diagnostically overnight EEG without sedation is a lot more useful.

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Hi Everyone,
My son has been receiving ABA therapy 6 times a week for about three months. He receives rewards when he does the asked-for behavior. For example, if the therapist says "touch head," while she holds a potato chip, he will touch his head and then get the chip. However, if she or I have no reward, he will not respond or touch his head when asked. In fact, he usually looks confused when this happens.
He is learning new commands and responses, but I very… read more

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Tangible reinforcements are meant to be faded out and replaced by more intrinsic rewards. But, as your therapist has mentioned, this takes time. How long it takes… read more

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I live in Texas and need help with my 22 year old son. He is a high functioning ASD young man. Graduated High School but does not make the best decisions and trusts what every one tells him. We were told we might need to get guardianship of some kind over him. Don't know where to start and what to do. We have a very limited amount of funds since 2 children are in college right now and my son is trying to get into a trade/community college program. Where do I go? What kind of… read more

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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We have the same situation with our daughter, she isn't of legal age yet, but it's something we are talking to her therapist about. I would start by contacting the… read more

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