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My son is overseas and I can't get a formal diagnosis for a few months, so I'm of course sitting here and fretting behind the computer. Here goes... My son is almost 2. Babbles a ton, knows about 4 words (Yeah, Uh-oh, Star) but can say the whole alphabet. When you hand him a toy, he inspects it while rotating it, drops it, does the same rotation again, drops it, etc.... He also spins while looking out the corner of his eyes. My question is.....could there be any explanations for… read more

posted about 10 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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From my perspective, ASD is not a good explanation either, just a label for more serious development delays. It would be hard for anyone to guess whether ASD or not… read more

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Hello all,
What has worked best for you to teach a non verbal kid with severe autism multiplication tables? For somebody who is unable to respond to cues or demonstrate their learning.
Thanks!

tags: non verbal multiplication table teaching

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Is it absolutely necessary a non-verbal kiddo to learn the multiplication table? What other math skills does the child possess? What is the goal? Can s/he use a… read more

posted about 11 hours ago

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Hi Everyone,
My son is 2.5 years old, and diagnosed as having mild autism. We do ABA, OT and Speech therapy through NJ's Early Intervention, 6 days a week. His meeting is coming up to discuss his transition to public preschool, which will happen in 6 months. We have discussed IEPs, etc. While I am concerned about pretty much everything leading up to him starting at a new school, I am the most anxious about my son's transition. He has a very hard time with… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Hello there! My heart goes out to you!! My daughter started Pre-k last year at 3 & I think I had a tougher time with that transition than she did. What I did the… read more

posted 2 days ago

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Has anyone had any trouble with Augmentin? My 7 year old son is taking Augmentin for a sinus infection, and he is extremely irritable and hyperactive. I'm curious to see if anyone else has had an issue with this before. He's taken antibiotics in the past, and I've never noticed it to be a nervous system problem. It's usually just a problem with G.I. (causing diarrhea and loss of appetite).

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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He is breathing fine, not taking any other cold meds. He's sleeping well, just restless trying to get to sleep. He is doing a little better now with the irritability.… read more

posted about 10 hours ago

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Hi. My toddler (2.8) was just diagnosed with autism and of course I am so overwhelmed with questions. I was told that he needs ABA 15 hours a week. How many hours do they do a session? I'm worried about copays and how often I will need to pay them. Fortunately for us, we have insurance, but I'm wildly concerned about cost of visits.
Also, he still qualifies for Early intervention. Is this the same as ABA? Or… read more

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles pay for our Aba. The regional center also pays our co payment. Most insurance are now paying for aba. You do assessment, to see where… read more

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My autistic daughter is increasingly violent toward her younger brother and is spitting on things and people still. There are different reasons that she is doing these things. There is no one single reason. Any recommendations and/or advice would be appreciated. Medication suggestions are also welcome. Thanks!

tags: violent behavior aggression

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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My daughter is almost 6 and still does that.... I think it is to get attention. She also pees on things as well, but I think she is more than autistic.

posted about 8 hours ago

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I do the whole nine yards when it comes to helping my child reach her best potential . team meetings every three months which the school and a.b.a prividers meet in my home and brainstorm with a communications specialist to help her meet her next set of goals set forth . but it seems that they are both standoffish with there own style PLEASE HELP

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Keep being proactive and calm and get to know them. Maybe even take them to lunch together or invite them to your home for lunch. Sounds like there may be emotional… read more

posted about 11 hours ago

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My son is 6 will be 7 in a few days. He was diagnosed as being high functioning autistic when he was 3. About a month and a half ago he began having these symptoms, headache, nausea, being tired all the time. We thought he honestly had the flu one doctor even thought menangitis. He was on antibiotic for four weeks pretty heavy doses of antibiotic the evening he had his last dose of antibiotic he began throwing up again every hour on the hour pretty much. I… read more

tags: nausea developmental delay

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Move the appointment closer, if at all possible. If that is not possible, talk to the office nurse and explain your concerns and the questions that are rolling around… read more

posted about 11 hours ago

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