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Increased humming (stemming)

There has been an unusual increase in humming this week. She does hum from time to time to release stress but it’s been really loud and very frequent this week. How do you deal with this? I understand it’s sensory and do not want to stop it. Wish there was a way to redirect it into more functional behavior.

posted about 11 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Could also be that she has been eating more of a food that she's intolerant to, or more carbs.
Yeast overgrowth is a common one
google "tacanow what is… read more

posted about 10 hours ago

Has anyone dealt with a child who gets so frustrated that they scratch themselves hard enough to draw blood?

Has anyone dealt with a child who gets so frustrated that they scratch themselves hard enough to draw blood?
I started homeschooling N. this year along with two of his brothers. All was going so well for the first few weeks until my father-in-law passed tragically and unexpectedly....since this life event, N. is easily frustrated and constantly angry and lashing out at his siblings. He has been pulling out… read more

tags: Frustration Anxiety depression Anxiety and Depression

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

That is actually common in autism and usually caused by chronic pain in digestive system.
See this
http://nac.nationalautismassociation.org/wp-con...
on… read more

posted 1 day ago

Puberty on the Spectrum

My son just turned 10 on September 24th. He has recently developed a new, highly opionated (which I personally love to see, being he typically struggles with sharing an original thought) yet argumentative pattern.
Colton is extremely echolalic so much of his attitude still comes in the form of repeating phrases he memorizes but I am curious as to what age ASD boys begin the adolescent change? He has also been having acne breakouts and other subtle physical changes that indicate possible… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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He's not arguing to argue. I promise. He's arguing to make sense of things. Part of autism is having rigid, black-and-white thinking. It is often… read more

posted 2 days ago

Puberty on the Spectrum

My son just turned 10 on September 24th. He has recently developed a new, highly opionated (which I personally love to see, being he typically struggles with sharing an original thought) yet argumentative pattern.
Colton is extremely echolalic so much of his attitude still comes in the form of repeating phrases he memorizes but I am curious as to what age ASD boys begin the adolescent change? He has also been having acne breakouts and other subtle physical changes that indicate possible… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Where did my notifications go?

I use the mobile site and there used to be a notifications icon I could click. Anyone know how I can access this again?

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I was saying the samething, I thought my phone was bugging out, maybe the person responsible for this site will see this & fix it...

posted 2 days ago

IHHS protective supervision

Hello Everyone It’s been so long since I have been on I have been so busy with My son Larry He is 20 now I have a question about IHHS protective Supervision I got approved But I need a Doctor SOC 821 filled out Does anyone know how this form should be filled out In order to qualify for PS My son is somewhat verbal ( he is considered severe Autistic) But He needs constant supervision at home at school etc... He does not understand danger and will go with a stranger if he had a chance… read more

tags: In Home Support Services

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

I don't know the name of the form but I wrote down everything that my children needed and broke it down to the hour because that is how they determine… read more

posted 1 day ago

What games or activities bring pleasure to your child?

tags: Autism Games ASD activities

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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My daughter loves volunteering. She enjoys couponing. She likes listening to music.

posted about 13 hours ago

How to Meet Children on the Spectrum

Here's my question: Have you tried to find other children on the spectrum to be friends with your child, so they don't feel so alone? If so, how did you do that? For older children on the spectrum, who are high functioning and are surrounded by neurotypicals, how do you help your child find understanding friends?

Yesterday, a child said something that deeply hurt his feelings. When a substitute teacher asked how he was doing, Jesse said he was fine. A classmate chimed in and… read more

tags: friends

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I completely understand. I did not realize how bad it was for my son at school and he was completely alone for 2 years. In the beginning of 2nd grade, i… read more

posted 3 days ago

Inpatient Hospital facilites for adults with Asperger's

When looking under this topic all the answers are from years ago. I am hoping their is more information available
In 2017. Does anyone have a recommendation for an inpatient residential facility for someone with high functioning autism and any anxiety disorder.

tags: Inpatient Hospital facilites for adults with Asperger's

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Applied Behavior Analysis

My 15 year old son with high function autism is using foul language when talking. More so when he gets upset. This behavior just started.. How normal is this and what would be the reasoning. I explain to him how inapropriate it is to do so. He agrees then when he gets upset it just blurts out. He doesn't curse and call names or cuss at them just says using the language from time to time.

posted 5 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Lol, sorry to laugh but my son does the same thing, luckily he just does it at home. I would mention to your son about the appropriateness of using foul… read more

posted 2 days ago
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