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I used an Excel worksheet. I have to be honest. I was looking for correlation and causation of good days to bad, and though I built several models, nothing ever really… read more

posted about 13 hours ago

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My 3 year old started a preschool program at the end of September. It is at a Child Development Center with both neurotypical kids and kids with varying degrees of special needs. She goes 3 days a week. Last week on Thursday when my mom picked her up she kept mentioning "someone new". On Friday when I went to drop her off she was hesitant to go in the classroom and said "I scared". After a few moments she went in and seemed to join in without issue. My… read more

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

I would say yes, it sounds like she is a bit overwhelmed and stressed about school, her new routine etc. Maybe before her school show her pic of it and explain to her… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

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I have an IEP meeting Friday. J was suspended out of school for 1 day (yesterday) after a "meltdown" at school. In my opinion, the behaviors/details are no different from any other documented incidents from this year that have led to ISS. I am looking for specific "behavioral manifestations" of ASD and ADHD. The school has tried to say he knows what he is doing and makes the choice. I want to have documentation of "symptom" and behaviors. I would like "official"… read more

tags: Behavioral manifestation autism ADHD behavioral manifestation ADHD ASD

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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This is the only thing I found from the CDC

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/signs.html

They should know that meltdowns are a common in autistic children and they… read more

posted about 15 hours ago

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I need advice on what kind of doctor to get my son into. There are so many different types I feel kind of lost. And also exactly what blood panel test should my son have. I know I want him tested for allergies, vitamin deficiencies, mineral deficiency, and metals such as mercury, copper. The doctor I really wanted to take my son to in Pittsburgh has a 5 month waiting list. My son needs help now.

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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I recommend a pediatrician who specializes in special needs children. I have an OT, ABA, autism specialist and a family pediatrician for Connor. If you asked me what I… read more

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Hello everyone. I was wondering if any of you had a hard time finding a doctor who was in agreeance with you about your belief that your child has ASD? My son displays all of the classic features, characteristics, behavioral patterns, etc. associated with ASD. I am a mental health professional and I have done my research, trust me. Nothing else seems to explain/make sense of everything that my son is experiencing. My son would fall on the low end… read more

tags: difficult difficulty hard time getting ASD diagnosis

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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I would recommend you taking him a child development specialist. If this is the type of doctor you have already seen, then I would seek out a second opinion. It can… read more

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Does it help Autism symptoms?

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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anything that advertises "28 days to a younger you" I would be leery of. I would say no. However, I would recommend doing more research on it first before trying it.

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Yes, contact the social security office administration for your county and/or view it online. You can fill out the application online or mail it in. It goes a lot… read more

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My son, a college sophomore-junior is having great difficulty passing Calc I. He has taken the pre-requisites but still is not able to get beyond a grade in the sixties. I think a diagnostic-comprehensive assessment would help us uncover where the weakness lies. He needs this class to move on in all majors he has identified. Where or how do you think I could get this done.

tags: Math College Calculus Evaluation Assessment

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Most college's and universities have a disabilities center designed to help with things such as these. Perhaps your son's does?

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Hi. My husband and I are considering making a big move for our soon to be 5 year old son who is nonverbal. We live in Oklahoma now but we have heard good things about Missouri. Can anyone help suggest a good school district or town in Missouri? We also have a 3 year old son not on the spectrum and a 17 month who hasn't shown any signs of regression yet. Want to be somewhere that is good for everyone.

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Good luck! sounds like csrdevlin answered your question well enough!

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I've noticed that almost all resources and information online are written for/by parents of children on the spectrum. Could anyone recommend any blogs/books/videos/talks that are actually penned by someone with autism?

Maybe it's because my son is non-verbal, but I'd love some insight on what life's like on the spectrum. What they wish their parents knew. What would make life easier for them.

I know everyone's journey is unique, but with the sheer amount of research, medical advice and… read more

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posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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I actually liked "The Reason I Jump". It was written (and later translated) by a non-verbal 13 year old boy. I thought it was very helpful to get insight from someone… read more

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