Hi. I just moved to Arizona from Ohio. My son is 10 years old and on the spectrum. In Ohio he was in public schools and it was a nightmare for kindergarten through fourth grade. I wanted to enroll him in a Autism school however I learned that I can’t because they need a years worth of Arizona IEP . So I’m left with no choice but to send him again to public schools so I was wondering if anyone could tell me a school that had a good rep for… read more
My child started risperal recently. Takes one in morning one at night. He been sleeping good lately but sleeps in so late now. Its summer now but he cant do this when school starts up again. Does this med cause so much sleepiness? Im concerned. Does anyone child take this medicine? Does once a day in the morning work better? Does taking it at night only work? I know every child different. Just want some info on experiences with sleepiness or sleeping too much. We will see doctor next week and let him… read more
Hi,my son is 9 y old.He has ASD. Lately,he is being violent and aggressive towards everyone:he is hitting and biting his family his teacher and he is friends.He even goes further by causing damage to himself.I am really confused about this situation .What can I do?
My son is 17 and just recently started to identify as gender fluid because “it’s normalized” at his school, according to him. He is several years behind emotionally and socially so I’m glad he is finally socializing and making friends but he is choosing to identify with the LGBTQ group because they are meeting his emotional needs. This same group taunts special needs students so I feel like he is choosing to be accepted and act like he is gender fluid rather than… read more
Some ABA is detrimental to the natural communication of some autistics. For instance forced eye contact and trying to stop soothing stimming is harmful. If the stimming isn’t hurting the child or anyone else is can be very soothing and there is no reason to stop it. People want to stop it because they think it looks odd, which isn’t fair to an autistic person. Eye contact is for other people and it overwhelms a lot of autistics, it does not help them learn. Please be very careful in… read more
When applying for ssi for your little one did anyone have a hard time? Was it a neccesity to get a lawyer like an adult on disabilty would need?
We are planning to relocate to Massachusetts at the end of the year and I would like to ask for advice about living around the surrounding areas in Boston, MA.
1. What are some decent areas in MA near Boston?
2. Any information that you can provide about the Medicaid Waiver Program for children with Autism? (We currently live in DE and our son has Medicaid as a secondary insurance) Is there a wait-list for children for the Medicaid Waiver… read more
My 9 year old son is on the spectrum, my 6 year old son & 3 year old daughter are nuerotypical, my 6 year old is starting to understand the difference between himself and his brother. He’s asking questions like, why can’t he do these things when he’s older? Or, you don’t love me as much because you’re so worried about him. I’ve been as honest as possible and explained it to him, but he’s been acting out and feeling neglected (which I understand) because he’s… read more