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Just wanted to know if anyone has used a weighted blanket for their child. I think Makayla would really benefit from one. They are expensive, but i may ask my mom and dad if they would go in on one with me.

tags: Homemade weighted blankets weighted blankets

posted about 3 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Thanks! I Never hear about those blankets. I checked the web page and souds amazing I 'm going to order one.

posted about 1 hour ago

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When confronted with the least problem he gets defensive and some times out of control.I turn to comforting him until he is past the anger.The comfort comes when he has really gotten out of control.

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

I'm trying to transfer my daughter from NJ Public School District to Philadelphia, since Philadelphia's Public School District doesn't have good references. I would like to enroll my daughter into a private school, where she can continue receiving her current services and good quality treatment. I was told that I can't do that unless I have a lawsuit against the PA Public School and/or a lawyer. I was wondering if anyone here could give me any advice on how I can make this process a… read more

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Are you trying to transfer her to a private school that deals with Autism ? Not all private schools will accept a child with an autism diagnosis. Some public schools… read more

posted about 5 hours ago

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my son has been denied life insurance coverage , over the last 23 years now.

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Which companies?

posted about 2 hours ago

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Overnight diapers.

Still leaks through

Help!

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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You have to get the prescribed ones, we use attends for our nine year old and the insurance pays, if you get the store bought ones you need to move into the small… read more

posted about 23 hours ago

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I am a single mother approaching 50 years old with health conditions and I have a 7 year old son with autism. The father is out of the picture. I moved him back to Colorado in order for him to get closer with his aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins. Although he is loved dearly by all his family members, when I asked any of them to serve as his guardian in my Will until he turns 18,… read more

tags: guardianship

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Oh wow my heart goes out to you and your son, I haven't come across that although its in the back of my mind consistently. I have a 21 year old daughter and just… read more

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My eleven-year old is struggling with organization issues that are impacting his grades, and I'd love some advice from this new network I've just discovered/joined. Does anyone have a "winning" daily checklist they've implemented that they'd be willing to share along the lines of turning in homework, loading backpack with text books and folders, etc? Also, can you recommend IEP goals around this issue for academic… read more

tags: organization

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Such a difficult skill even for NT kids . My daughters school does not have lockers so she always has her books and notebooks in her backpack. This has helped with… read more

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My son has a hairy butt and he tells me help me I think the hair brothers him and makes it hard for him to wipe.can I shave his butt to help or what do I do he is not very verbal

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Yes. Shave it.

posted about 1 hour ago

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My son has a hairy butt and he tells me help me I think the hair brothers him and makes it hard for him to wipe.can I shave his butt to help or what do I do

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

I don't think shaving would be a good idea as when the hair starts to grow back it could be irritating to him. You could trim the hairs & give him wet wipes to wipe… read more

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