As with this years Halloween, Stephen has suddenly realized the Holidays. 21 Years on this Planet, not caring about the days that come and go, except for the School Days, this year has been very different.
And that has Me at a Loss on His behalf.
What is He expecting?
All that I can give Him is what I know, what I have been doing for a couple of Decades. But since this year is 'Different', for Him and thus for Me, it has to be 'Special' to… read more
Hello all, we are looking to come to Washington DC for Summer and we are looking to have second opinion evaluation of my niece 15 years old who suffer neurodevelopment delay with autistic features. She is also non verbal and need speech and communication evaluation.
I wonder if anyone has recommendation on best center around Washington DC area for neurology and speech evaluation? I found Georgetown university autism and communication clinic and center for autism spectrum disorders at… read more
Hello, my five kiddos have ADD/ADHD and some of them have always been very picky eaters. Since starting their medication they have lost weight and my youngest three are boarderline under weight. Does anyone else struggle with picky eaters and if so what do you do to get them to eat and gain weight. One in particular struggles with Sensory Processing Disorder and I suspect some of the other kids do to so textures, seasonings, etc. make eating and trying things very hard for them. Any suggestions… read more
My child has been in public school since she was 3 (with very limited progress). She is 7 compeltely non verbal and severely autistic. Insurance has finally allowed her to have ABA. She's now in the 2nd grade and I'm sure loves music and lunch time with other kids etc. But now I have the opportunity to do 40 hours a week of ABA in a new center in town. I'm now having second thoughts. Is it worth it? Will this help her at such a late age? Should I fight for part time school… read more
I'm confused, I've been looking for doctors for my son , but the more reach I do i'm seeing a lot of screenings my son never had.. He went to a specialist and was dx'ed with ADHD at 4 a few yrs later he was sent to a psychologist who dx'ed him with Aspergers other than that he's never seen an neurologist never had any blood work done to check metabolism pretty much he's never had any testing that they have listed. I'm looking for Autism doctors and centers that can really help him and me.
Why hasn't… read more
When my (almost) 6 year old son is stressed out or overwhelmed, he will drop to the ground... And then usually he'll kind of rock/roll back and forth. I don't want to give this behavior positive reinforcement by automatically picking him up every time he does this, but there are times when it's not an option to just leave him on the ground. I.e., when he gets off the school bus, he'll plop down on the sidewalk next to the street, or in a crowded store, etc. Any… read more
So i have found from various studies, articles etc that kids that have o.d.d are generally more poorly managed due to the common codiagnosis of adhd and the meds used to treat this. So, essentially we "fix" tge adhd, creating the ability to focus, giving the kids the ability tk focus on their frustrations in turn making them act out MORE and hone in on the issues. Basically, making the situation hell regardless.
Anyone know anything about this? How do you combat it? My son has… read more
Hi everyone. My son just had a pre school education evaluation. Im happy that it turned great, my son participated, without us being present. They say he knows a lot, good vocabularies though has expressive language difficulty.
We are new to special ed . We will discuss the results next week. They think he might be able to attend Reg pre school with some therapy.
Is special ed preschool a separate class from regular pre school? I don't know what to expect. My Son will be 3 next month.
Are any of you located in MD and are you pleased with your services for autism. We used to live in Frederick, MD and now moved back to the Greater Boston area. I believe that the approach in Maryland was more fundamental and geared towards learning goals. While MA has a LOT of services - it is also very bureaucratic. We moved here for the hospitals and the education but are not finding the many basics we enjoyed in MD. Any thoughts? I no longer know what to do for a better path? Is the Greater DC… read more
The doctor has prescribed ABA for Laurel to occur at school through a provider, but the school system is trying to block the provider from providing therapy in the school setting. IEP meeting is scheduled for Dec 6th. Suggestions?