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Risperidone

Risperidone

My son has been taking risperidone for aggressive behaviors since March . It has helped him but he has gained a lot of weight . I wanted to change his medication for something else that doesn’t have that side effect . Can anyone give any recommendations?

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I don't mind at all. My son does a movement with his hand that may be related I just thought about it he does it only at home very minimal.

edited, originally posted 2 days ago
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Taking off nappy/diaper

Taking off nappy/diaper

I have a 6 year old sister with severe autism.
She is still in nappies/diapers.
We are having real problems with her taking off her nappy/diaper sometimes more often than not causing poo to go everywhere.
Can anyone recommend any clothes that we might be able to buy to drop her getting to her nappy/diaper. We have tried various things just seeing what else could be put there.
The nappy could be dry and she still takes it off so it isn’t the fact the nappy/diaper is full.
Just… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Than you!!

posted 3 days ago
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montessori

montessori

Has a Montesori school been a good fit for your child with high functioning autism? Any feedback would be helpful. My daughter will be entering middle school and has dealt with bullying and social awkwardness.

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Potty training

Potty training

Does anyone have any tips on potty training I’m trying to get my 3yr old start she will sit on potty and wipe her self and flush I’m just trying to get her to go and full time

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I'm about to start potty training my 4 year old daughter with the help of her school. I tried in the past but she just wasn't with it. It's all in their… read more

posted 5 days ago
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Has anyone successfully done an EEG with a young nonverbal child on spectrum?

Has anyone successfully done an EEG with a young nonverbal child on spectrum?

Not sure how she will tolerated all the electrodes being on her hair and not pulling them off?

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks everyone!

posted 12 days ago
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Hi. What is your input on using one aba therapist for a month and then switching?

Hi. What is your input on using one aba therapist for a month and then switching?

My son is three with ASD. We just got a diagnosis and now all support (o.t. s.t. and Aba) is falling in place. I'm considering using a facility with ABA therapy for one month then changing providers once school starts in sept. I want to do this to be one month ahead but i have no experience with any therapies to know if this effort is productive. The reason to change is that this provider can start now but cant fit in the early start… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks! We will see how it goes with mine. Looks like a month isnt even enough to get medical, intake and clinic to accept, I got a take a deep and do… read more

posted 8 days ago
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Why, when the same story of our autistic children's suffering is told, is there no progress in the treatment or prevention of autism ?

Why, when the same story of our autistic children's suffering is told, is there no progress in the treatment or prevention of autism ?

Does anyone agree with this. We can't make progress until we identify their problems. To help we need a National Database for Autism designed to split the spectrum into subsets and for each of these to be researched as a separate condition.
In the UK we need a Minister of State for Autism independent from the Health Ministry who have failed so miserably.

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Please review your chemistry before making such statements. https://www.healthline.com/health/sodium-chlorite

posted 6 days ago
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Can anyone provide information about services in Chicago

Can anyone provide information about services in Chicago

Hi All,

We are living in San Antonio, Texas with my 4yr old son and moving to Chicago for a better job opportunity.

My son has never lived in any other state except Texas.
I am really anxious about how this change is going to affect him.

I have learned Chicago is much colder and crowded compared to San Antonio.

It would be great if anyone could give me more information about living in Chicago with an autistic kid like :

Information about good ABA therapy… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

There were some days that my daughter didn't want to dress for snowy weather when we lived in Denver. Those days I would get Tupperware containers full… read more

posted 15 days ago
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Any advice for how to handle aggression in a 13 year old boy with moderately severe autism?

Any advice for how to handle aggression in a 13 year old boy with moderately severe autism?

He is destroying the walls of his bedroom by throwing items when he gets angry.today he got so upset he picked up his keyboard piano and threw it right at me. I don't know what to do I don't know if it's time for medication or this too shall pass.... Any advice from others who have gone through the same thing?

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My 11 year old son gets angry now he’s been biting his arm and leaving bruises.his therapist now has me looking into ABA

posted 16 days ago
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Advice about behavioural vomiting.

Advice about behavioural vomiting.

Four year old making himself vomit to avoid or prolong bedtime. Not every night but always in bed after getting out and being put back multiple times. I sit and watch the video monitor every night to make sure he doesnt start putting fingers in his throat or do anything dangerous. I also keep a daily log on him and can't find a consistent precursor in the day.

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son used to make himself vomit but by mistake. He was trying to scratch his throat with his fingers because it was itchy.

posted 19 days ago
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