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Stephen has become 'Aware' of the Holidays this year, and I am at a Loss.

As with this years Halloween, Stephen has suddenly realized the Holidays. 21 Years on this Planet, not caring about the days that come and go, except for the School Days, this year has been very different.

And that has Me at a Loss on His behalf.

What is He expecting?

All that I can give Him is what I know, what I have been doing for a couple of Decades. But since this year is 'Different', for Him and thus for Me, it has to be 'Special' to… read more

tags: Christmas Expectations Presents

posted 37 minutes ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Do you know what he likes? My son is simple. A Veggie tales DVD. He likes clothing and I have given him money so that he can have the fun of picking things out.

You… read more

posted 13 minutes ago

formal neurologic evaluation

Hello all, we are looking to come to Washington DC for Summer and we are looking to have second opinion evaluation of my niece 15 years old who suffer neurodevelopment delay with autistic features. She is also non verbal and need speech and communication evaluation.
I wonder if anyone has recommendation on best center around Washington DC area for neurology and speech evaluation? I found Georgetown university autism and communication clinic and center for autism spectrum disorders at… read more

posted about 9 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Picky eaters

Hello, my five kiddos have ADD/ADHD and some of them have always been very picky eaters. Since starting their medication they have lost weight and my youngest three are boarderline under weight. Does anyone else struggle with picky eaters and if so what do you do to get them to eat and gain weight. One in particular struggles with Sensory Processing Disorder and I suspect some of the other kids do to so textures, seasonings, etc. make eating and trying things very hard for them. Any suggestions… read more

posted about 21 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

I know it's hard as both of my kids are very picky eaters. I was always concerned w/ their bowel movements due to constipation. I sent my son to a Nutritionist and she… read more

posted about 11 hours ago

Scared of switching from school to ABA

My child has been in public school since she was 3 (with very limited progress). She is 7 compeltely non verbal and severely autistic. Insurance has finally allowed her to have ABA. She's now in the 2nd grade and I'm sure loves music and lunch time with other kids etc. But now I have the opportunity to do 40 hours a week of ABA in a new center in town. I'm now having second thoughts. Is it worth it? Will this help her at such a late age? Should I fight for part time school… read more

tags: (ABA) Applied Behavior Analysis Program Older Child

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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What do you have to lose? I figure my 6 year old daughter will probably be in special ed for her entire schooling so we gave ABA a shot for seven months. The insurance… read more

posted about 24 hours ago

screening

I'm confused, I've been looking for doctors for my son , but the more reach I do i'm seeing a lot of screenings my son never had.. He went to a specialist and was dx'ed with ADHD at 4 a few yrs later he was sent to a psychologist who dx'ed him with Aspergers other than that he's never seen an neurologist never had any blood work done to check metabolism pretty much he's never had any testing that they have listed. I'm looking for Autism doctors and centers that can really help him and me.
Why hasn't… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I didn't realize he was much older. I thought we were talking about a younger child!

I am sorry! I assumed you were newer to the struggle! But, it doesn't change my… read more

posted about 5 hours ago

What should I do when my son drops to the ground?

When my (almost) 6 year old son is stressed out or overwhelmed, he will drop to the ground... And then usually he'll kind of rock/roll back and forth. I don't want to give this behavior positive reinforcement by automatically picking him up every time he does this, but there are times when it's not an option to just leave him on the ground. I.e., when he gets off the school bus, he'll plop down on the sidewalk next to the street, or in a crowded store, etc. Any… read more

tags: drops falls

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Oh the joys! I have experienced this everywhere! If he has not begun going crazy, but is being calm, and not posing a threat to himself or others (kicking, in the… read more

posted 1 day ago

Medication and symptom management

So i have found from various studies, articles etc that kids that have o.d.d are generally more poorly managed due to the common codiagnosis of adhd and the meds used to treat this. So, essentially we "fix" tge adhd, creating the ability to focus, giving the kids the ability tk focus on their frustrations in turn making them act out MORE and hone in on the issues. Basically, making the situation hell regardless.
Anyone know anything about this? How do you combat it? My son has… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Probably, but we do ABA w/ compliance training. Look it up on YouTube.

posted about 7 hours ago

Special Ed 3 yr old

Hi everyone. My son just had a pre school education evaluation. Im happy that it turned great, my son participated, without us being present. They say he knows a lot, good vocabularies though has expressive language difficulty.
We are new to special ed . We will discuss the results next week. They think he might be able to attend Reg pre school with some therapy.
Is special ed preschool a separate class from regular pre school? I don't know what to expect. My Son will be 3 next month.

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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My son attends preschool that has special ed mixed in with non special ed. It has been nice to have the chance to interact with all types of kids.

posted 1 day ago

autism in MD

Are any of you located in MD and are you pleased with your services for autism. We used to live in Frederick, MD and now moved back to the Greater Boston area. I believe that the approach in Maryland was more fundamental and geared towards learning goals. While MA has a LOT of services - it is also very bureaucratic. We moved here for the hospitals and the education but are not finding the many basics we enjoyed in MD. Any thoughts? I no longer know what to do for a better path? Is the Greater DC… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Has anyone been able to get ABA at school for their child?

The doctor has prescribed ABA for Laurel to occur at school through a provider, but the school system is trying to block the provider from providing therapy in the school setting. IEP meeting is scheduled for Dec 6th. Suggestions?

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Most parents I know who have successfully gotten ABA in school have done so by threatening or actually suing the district and the district them provides their own… read more

posted 3 days ago
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