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What professional (pediatrician, psychiatrist, psychologist, etc)can formally assess the readiness of a 13 y.o. highly functional PDD child to be left home alone and the length of time? I am conflicted over my family member's decision to do so and would like to find resources to a formal evaluation to assure this child's safety.

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posted about 5 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Does the area that you live in have a behavioral health center? There are doctors on staff who specialize in your family's situation, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

posted about 1 hour ago

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I would like to focus for a moment on families and parents nearby. How do I set my Autism Team to show me just local people?

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posted about 6 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Thanks for the response. What you described would be a little tighter view of the world than I'm looking for at the moment:

me ) my team ) local area ) the entire… read more

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Can anyone recommend a good ABA provider around the Palo Alto area? Thanks

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Recently we got some good doctors to look into the overall health of twin girls 14 yrs old with autism. They are my granddaughters and since getting some of these new doctors, different things have been suggested. I wanted to know if there are any parents out there who had children who have autism, severe meltdowns and at some point needed surgery and what if anything did you do to prepare for… read more

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posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Suggest a mild sedative before procedure. I have an 11 yr old autistic boy who does not like change, and who has meltdowns daily this method works for his tests.

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I need HELP and pointed in the right direction with PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING! He's diagnosed on the higher end of the spectrum... PLEASE ANY ONE HELP!!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!

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posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

find a behavioral health center in the area you are relocating to. The Staff is more than capable of helping you with your son.

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My 11 yr old son is taking a lot of meds. Is on 1200 mg lithium a day, 1000 mg depakote a day, .01 mg clonidine 3 at night, and 5 mg resperidone a day. Have had to call police every other week for help because he says he wants to die and tries to hurt himself. He has been in 2 psychiatric hospitals in the past month and they keep increasing meds. The state has now become involved and wants to take custody of him to try to get him off these meds. Is anyone out there dealing with the same issues??? He… read more

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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I am so sorry you are having these problems it is tough when a child is in a situation like that. The problem is that the system is broken and they do not know how to… read more

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ANY AMAZING phone apps for a 2 year old boy?

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Hi try any of the Duck Duck Moose apps. My son also loves monkey preschool lunchbox, Toddler Teasers Shapes and Yateland

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My 2 year old has been in therapy since just about a year old. I know early intervention is key, but we have not seen much improvement in terms of eating. He is delayed speech and in OT as well as feeding therapy. He has NO interest in food. Any suggestions? My son also does not have much interest in toys. How do you build a kids interest? Nothing has worked. Thanks . Hope someone else has been through this.

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Feeding is a tough one - feeding therapy was only marginally helpful for us (did try one new thing to the diet which is helpful) - it was basically play therapy using… read more

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My two and a half year old has progressively gotten worse with self harm in the last three weeks. He is not getting mad or having meltdowns but just hitting, biting, and pinching himself when given a "no" or a redirection. Example: when at speech therapy he was loudly kicking a metal arm under the table. I whispered shh as I lightly ran my hand down his leg indicating I wanted his feet to be quiet. He then looked at me and hesitantly tapped my cheek. I told him please don't hit me.… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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I would start looking at what your child eats to see if there is a correlation to his behavior. Dyes in food can cause some bad reactions in our kids. Look to see if… read more

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My 21 month old son has a lot of fits, never seems happy or satisfied. He has a severe speech delay along with several obsessive behavior problems such as stimming will running along objects, and he takes anything he can hold in his hand like cars, shapes, puzzle pieces and turns them in circles over and over. He has been in birth to three program for 4 months but so fair no… read more

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posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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I would look into getting him on Omega's to calm him down, I think Nordic Naturals is a good brand and it comes in many forms to take. Check out their website or go to… read more

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