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Smearing and eating poop

This has been an on and off again issue for awhile now.
She smears poop on the wall toys anything, all over her face in her mouth.
She is in diapers but she is 10.
She knows it's bad when she does it.
We have tried commpression clothes
Body suits
Bathing suits
She finds a way around all of it!!!
She is also self harming
I'm at my whit end

posted about 4 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

diagnosis?

Hello,
It seems as almost everyone has an actual diagnosis for their kids, but we did a little bit of early intervention through the county before age 3, stopped it, and then when we got concerned again went straight to the school district, which led to a full evaluation by them and placement in amazing therapy based preschool and he still gets as much therapy in kindergarten. We aren't interested in any outside therapy because we feel he gets enough presently at school, but will there be a time where… read more

tags: diagnosis necessary

posted about 16 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Oh, okay! It might be worth calling the school district now to see if he could qualify for any services since most of them do it for age 3 and above. I have a friend… read more

posted about 11 hours ago

Neurologist vs Neuropsychologist. Should we witch from just a plain neurologist to a neuropsychologits?

Neurologist vs Neuropsychologist. We have a neurologist and i dont see the point she just sat there and read me off the IEP (that we just came from that meeting hrs before) and stated every thing we already know and just handed me more of those Q&A things to fill out before her next apt in 6 months. So has any one had a neurologist and went to a neuropsychologist? and do they do any thing different? And Are they… read more

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

There is overlap in the two fields. But, they differ slightly in terms of education and training.

Neurologists are medical doctors who assess, diagnose and treat… read more

posted about 12 hours ago

Thoughts on table time learning vs play based learning?

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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DC is a terrible place for a parent with autism or has a child or adult with autism. Civil commitment guarantee that an autistic person will receive services for the… read more

posted 1 day ago

Does the idea of "special ed" scare the hell out of you?

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Frankly yes. When I was in school a long time ago there as kid in my class that said some odd stuff and later he ended up in a special ed class. That kid seemed more… read more

posted about 15 hours ago

Where should i send my 3 year old son with autism to get his therapy now?

My son has been receiving speech and occupational therapy in school but i took him out. He came home one day with a slap mark on his leg. Currently there is an investigation going on in the school to hopefully find out who physically abused my son. He is nonverbal so im afraid if i send him to a different school, the same thing might happen again. Please, any advice on what i should do would be greatly appreciated. P.S the school was Easter… read more

tags: ABA; applied behavioral analysis; BCBA; social skills therapy; speech therapy; early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI)

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

How have you dealt with a (high functioning aspie)18 yr old teenager who suffers with low self esteem?

Our son has yet to be diagnosed but we believe he is on the spectrum. He has notable accomplishments but never "acknowledges" his own achievements. He uses every excuse in the book to NOT GIVE HIMSELF any credit. He knows we love him and would do anything for him, but he insists that we are just wasting our time on him. He tell him we will NEVER GIVE UP. His psychiatrist just about threw up his hands in… read more

tags: low self esteem

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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GM I would have my son list every strength he possesses and I would have post it notes declaring just how special he is. Does he have friends I would throw some… read more

posted 1 day ago
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