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Son Banging Head

Son Banging Head

My son is 5 and when excited he likes to bang his head against the couch. Have anyone experienced this and if so what did you do to stop it? Hope you all have a blessed day.

A MyAutismTeam Member

I agree with @A MyAutismTeam Member the redirection is usually what we go for when harmful or dangerous stims are being performed. Our son can hit and slap his head and we find it can be a sign he's… read more

What Are The Best Calming Toys For Autism Meltdowns/tantrums?

What Are The Best Calming Toys For Autism Meltdowns/tantrums?

A MyAutismTeam Member

My son used to run away from me when we were at the stores because he liked to browse through the blu-rays and dvds. When he was 6 or 7 I told him to help me push the cart while shopping. Another tip… read more

Autistic Refusal Parent Visitation

Autistic Refusal Parent Visitation

My ex has filed a sue against me because my autistic and ADHD child does not want to go to his house for visitation. Can I be punished by the judge because the child does not want to go?

A MyAutismTeam Member

I am going Thru the exact same situation. His dad beat me up when I was 4 months pregnant and he got overnights because my attorney left me on trail date so I had no other option but to sign his deal… read more

My Son Is 7 Yo With Autism And ADHD And He Has Started Pulling Out His Eyebrows, What Helps?

My Son Is 7 Yo With Autism And ADHD And He Has Started Pulling Out His Eyebrows, What Helps?

My son is 7 yo with autism and ADHD. I just noticed that he is missing a patch of eyebrow, has anyone else experienced that and what helped? He has also commented in the past that he doesn’t like to sleep because his eyelashes bother him.

Digestive System Tests Or Scans In London, United Kingdom

Digestive System Tests Or Scans In London, United Kingdom

My son needs mri? scan if his stomach and bowels and to find out if gluten tolerant etc to see his digestive system is in working order

This is because he eats and some days too much and becomes very vocal Not sure he is doing well health wise.

Would like it done in London, United Kingdom but if someone could suggest a place to get it all done

A MyAutismTeam Member

I also have bowel trouble must wear diaper to control problem.

Looking For Other Autistic Typer Friends!

Looking For Other Autistic Typer Friends!

Hello friends! Wondering if we have any mid-late teen/early 20s, autistic TYPERS here who live in the LA/SFV area? My 18 yr old godson, Gavin is hoping to make some cool, new friends who would be interested in outdoor meetups!

A MyAutismTeam Member

Hi Theresa! I hope you’re doing well!

Hello Everyone

Hello Everyone

Has anybody had any experience with steppingstones ABA center?I want to evaluation yesterday for my son my first timeJust want to get some more intake on the ABA centers I was also referred to HopeBridge

At A Loss For This Potty-Training (Poop) Issue

At A Loss For This Potty-Training (Poop) Issue

Hey, everyone. I have a potty-training question. First to say, I know our kiddos tend to hit milestones later than their peers, and that all small victories are to be celebrated... that said, I'm at a long, hard standstill with my daughter. She is 5 and mastered peeing in the potty at early 4. But she will NOT poop in the toilet, and we know exactly why (she has told us many times). She will put on a pull-up, sit on the toilet, poop in the pull-up, and ask me to dump the poop in the toilet and… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member

More of the same, really.

Penpal

Penpal

Looking for penpal in Mumbai INDIA hi

A MyAutismTeam Member

I’ll be happy to be your pen pal

Looking For A Doctor That Specializes In The Dan Treatment For Autistic Children

Looking For A Doctor That Specializes In The Dan Treatment For Autistic Children

I know these doctors are out there and some of them are being closed down for their specialty. They are difficult to find in my area and I am having to possibly go out 2 to 3 hours further for someone to treat my son and help me. I am a single mother and I need help

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