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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 about 11 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Overtime he will recieve less and less reword say she does it 19 times o.e of thsoe ten time he will not get one he will eventually get to where he has none all of… 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 about 15 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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I also wanted to say that in my state if the person you are trying to get guardianship of has limited means you can ask the court to waive thd filing fees.

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My son is a collector. Recently he's become borderline obsessed with getting all of the Bear books that Chic Fil A is giving in the kid's meals. Today we went to get a kid's meal, and even though they are still advertising the bear books, they had a different toy. This, of course, caused a meltdown. The manager very kindly found another Bear book for Ben, but my mom thinks I should have put my foot down and said no more, and that sometimes in life we… read more

posted about 20 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

I would not have given in to the meltdown, but if my DD had calmed down and asked the manager nicely for the book, I would've allowed him to give it to her. Our ABA… read more

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My daughter got diagnosed as moderate ASD.
I don't hear much about it. Most People say their kids are either low or high functioning. How can I tell the difference as far as where my child is on the spectrum. She is verbally delayed and her cognitive levels are good. Most people probably would not notice she has Autism when they first meet her. Would she be considered high functioning?

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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The labels whether ASD (various severity), ADHD, or SPD, or PDD, Asperger, or whatever that are subjectively diagnosed under DSM criteria (the broader spectrum),… read more

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My daughter is in Special Olympics and she does track and field and loves it. She is nonverbal and her school takes her to the practices and the events. The last time… read more

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My 12 yr old son does a lot of mumbling to his self mostly about previous things or his favorite TV shows. He also paces back and forth while mumbling,I try redirecting his attention elsewhere but it only works for a little while.I do not want him on meds so what are some other things I can do to try and get him to calm this down?

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Sounds to me.like he is stimming. Some think stimming is good for.them i think if hes not hurting anyone why not let him do it.it may be helping him to be calm. My son… read more

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@A MyAutismTeam User
I had to do it this way because I can't respond to any questions! When I click on "add post" nothing happens. I can ask questions, but that's it!

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

@A MyAutismTeam User - When you click on 'My Updates' on the left, you should see posts on your wall. If I understand correctly, you're inputting text under the 'How… read more

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It obviously is not an issue, I'm just curious because my son runs this way and I see many other children with autism running like this, too.

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

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Many children with ASD lack body awareness. That's why some may either be clumsy, have poor imitation skills, or engage in sensory-seeking behaviours. Your child may… read more

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I am having problems posting comments. Any suggestions?

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Hi @A MyAutismTeam User - sorry to hear about the difficulty you're encountering. Can you provide links to the posts where adding comments isn't working? Or are you… read more

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