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Any public autism schools in MA?

posted about 3 hours ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

In CA there are plenty, mostly within public schools. You might try searching school district websites.

posted about 2 hours ago
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Know of a good pediatrician at Woodinville Pediatrics (Bothell, WA area)?

Hi There!

I am looking for a pediatrician for my son. He is 9 years old and non-verbal. Examinations and hanging around waiting rooms are really tough for him so I was looking for a pediatrician (and staff) that had a lot of experience providing general healthcare to kids with autism. I received a recommendation to Woodinville Pediatrics but I'm not sure which doctor to select. Does anyone go to Woodinville Pediatrics? Is there a doctor there… read more

edited, originally posted about 3 hours ago
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How to get my 6 year old to want to take a bath?

I have a hard time getting my 6 year old to want to take a bath and she will get angry and hit herself. However, once I get her in the tub she will be okay but she doesn't want her hair wet and is scared to shampoo it. Then when it is time to get out the bath she cries and sometimes kicks the tub and roll around in it. We have the same routine every night. Any ideas on how to get her to not have a meltdown every night at bath time?

posted about 5 hours ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Self injury is always a major concern. You say this method is the routine, are her responses routine as well? Has it always been this way or just… read more

posted about 4 hours ago
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How to know if its the right time to discuss autism with child?

Our eldest son was diagnosed with high functioning autism and sensory processing disorder, whe have recently told him about his sensory issues but only because he wud refuse to do any of his activities and exercises to regulate his system and this would lead to meltdowns, since telling him he does his sensory exercises almost always but has to be told what to do, he has recently got a diagnosis of von willebrands disease which he knows about,and was… read more

posted about 7 hours ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I think its already a good situation when you can start to consider thinking of whether to explain to your son that he has autism (even though he still… read more

posted about 2 hours ago
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Any tips on how I can get my sons school to provide 1:1 aide for school day ?

My 7 year-old son needs a 1:1 aide for the school day. The school was able to provide an aide for the bus but not for the class . He elopes if not supervised and hits his face . I requested one during his IEP and they told me to wait and see if the eloping and hitting stop . I get almost daily reports from the teacher saying he elopes as well as the assistants. I don’t know how to go about requesting an aide again . Do I have to get an… read more

posted about 9 hours ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you so much!

posted about 7 hours ago
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New Autism School for San Francisco Bay Area

Hi everyone,
Just want to let you know that there is a great school in Mill Valley CA for children on the mild-moderate autism spectrum. My son is attending and he is doing amazingly well. Here is a link: www.thehelixschool.org.

posted about 9 hours ago
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Urinating on floor

My daughter is almost 9, diagnosed with ASD. She has been urinating on the floor every single day. She is always grounded from her xbox, her tablet, her leap pad, everything I can think of. Then as soon as she gets these things back, I have to take them again because I have discovered another puddle of pee in her room. I have told her countless times this is not okay and she has to clean it up. When she is sent to time out, she bangs her head against the wall and hits herself in the chest. My… read more

posted 1 day ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hi,

You didn't mention that your daughter is having any physical ailments but my son has a lot of gastrointestinal issues(chronic constipation) and… read more

posted about 3 hours ago
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Services in Cedar rapids, Iowa

I was curious as to the quality and availablity of ASD services in Cedar Rapids, Iowa? We currently live in California, which is a more progressive state for anything Autism related but we are thinking of relocating to iowa to be closer to family. My main concern is the availability of ABA therapy and schools in the area thay have a good autism program. Any insight would help. Thanks

posted 1 day ago
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Potty training 4 year old son

My son is 4 and he is in preschool. For some reason i cant get him to use tge potty consistently. He understand when i say go pee pee. He will go to the toilet pull his pants down then sit there, then he will get up put his diaper on and pee in it !

If i put underwear on him , he will search for a diaper to put on instead ! Help

posted 2 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

just as I was talking about video in another post,
What about showing him a video of child peeing into the toilet bowl and reward him when he does that?… read more

posted about 2 hours ago