Im new here and I'm sorry if this is not the right place to ask for such an advice, but I am completely lost :(
I am from Brazil but have been living in Shanghai for the past 8 years. My son was diagnosed in the Autism Spectrum and we are working hard with him and we are seeing lots and lots of progress :)) He is 3yo - turning 4 in June. Here in Shanghai he attends a special school that provided him ABA, TEACH, speech therapy, OT...its been great, but we are moving to NY… read more
It's been a few years since this question was asked originally. We toured the Bridge of Georgia recently and I had mixed emotions about it. My son is 5 and has high functioning ASD, ADHD, anxiety & mood disorder. I'm fed up with the public school & looking for an alternative for the next school year. Has anyone had any experience with The Bridge? Their online reviews are dated & all posted within a day or two making them seem fishy to me. I am… read more
Finally, after fighting with my initial pediatrician and my insurance company, my son was officially diagnosed with asd today. Our developmental ped recommended a genetics test. I guess I don't really understand why. I was hoping to get some insight on it. My son was concieved using a sperm donor. I'm not even sure if it's medically necessary, as there is no chance of using the same donor in the future. Is there merit to the test for other reasons besides seeing the likelihood of… read more
MAT had a blog post about genetic testing. Read it here: https://www.myautismteam.com/resources/is-it-wo...
I have a 5 yr old with HFA, adhd combo, spd, and pica. I was just wondering if there are any parent support groups nearby. I live in Jackson Center, PA, Mercer County.
My son is 5 and constantly sucks/chews on the top of his shirt. How do I get him to stop? He also chews on charging cords and headphone cords. He starts kindergarten in the fall. He has HFA, spd, adhd combo, and pica.
My 5 yr old is in headstart and starts kindergarten in the fall. He will use the bathroom at school and wear underwear, but at home he has to be in pull ups. He will sit in his own wet/dirty underwear or pull up and it doesn't bother him. He will say no I don't have to go and forcing him does more harm then good. I just really want to be out of this stage. I will tell you rewards, games, punishment don't work. Also, he is hfa, spd, adhd combo, and pica.
Pediatric neurologist? psychiatrist? behavioral specialist, etc?
Hi moms and dads!
I have a 4.2 year old son whome I strongly believe has Aspergers, but not officially diagnosed yet. He recently developed an intense fear of bugs...all kinds..following a nightmare of bees. He refusesto go outdoors unless to go somewhere by car and even then he keeps covering his ears and looking around paranoid. And if the smallest insect comes near him he screams and clings to me in a real state of panic. What should I do? I've cached some flies in a jar and he LOVES them, but… read more