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Support Groups

Hi,
I have been in Jacksonville, FL for over 3 yrs. now. My son is 26 and is autistic and non-verbal. I haven't found any support groups for parents of children with autism yet. Maybe I missed some and someone else may know of any here? I also want to start one and want to know if there are any other parents interested in being a part of a group that will share ideas, give support to one another and advocate for our children?

posted about 20 hours ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I edited to add the link !

posted about 15 hours ago
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An IEP Meeting to get out of a service ( social skills group)

Will a note from the Neurologist be enough ?

posted 1 day ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Oh! I misunderstood your question, then =) Sorry!

posted about 6 hours ago
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Dentist told me my daughter should get braces

Not because she needs it but for cosmetic reasons- people w/Autism accept others as is . The Dentist feels she'll be judged

posted 1 day ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Ignorant dentist. This p***ses me off

posted 26 minutes ago
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Hippo therapy

Has anyone tried hippo therapy? If yes, do you believe it was beneficial to your child? Did they accept insurance and did insurance cover any of the cost?

Also, was thinking about maybe karate or swimming. Has anyone’s child took part in these or any other sport/s that helped with socialization, independence and confidence building? Thank you.

posted 1 day ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My daughter did swimming lessons and it was ok. She loves the water. It was fine when she was 5yrs because the kids all were splashing and splashing… read more

posted about 10 hours ago
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School choices

All these stories and personal experiences of people here has my distrust towards school

I currrntly have my son in pvt preschool
But I am terrified of even sending him to kindergarten at public school

We don’t do ABA : so pvt Aba or autism school is out fo question for now for us

Has any one has experience with pvt school , mainstream for their ASD kid ?

posted 2 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We had trouble with all 3 of mine with both public and private. However, we had great results with both public and private as well. Every year, every… read more

posted about 2 hours ago
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Christmas toy ideas

Does anyone have any suggestions on gifts for christmas for 8yr olds

posted 2 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Legos, or any building blocks, are fun. Maybe the building kits where you can build something that can then be played with, like a car.

posted about 10 hours ago
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Should I let my son knock on the neighbor's door to ask if their somewhat older kids can play?

My new neighbor has two boys, aged eleven and thirteen. She is a special education teacher herself and I feel pretty comfortable with her. She shares custody of her children so they aren't always at home. My son is nearly eight-years-old and wants terribly to knock on their door as he used to when we lived on a military base and ask if the kids can come out and play basketball or anything really. I cringe when he asks… read more

posted 2 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you! I have spoken with the mom and just today met the boys. My best friend's son is eleven and they play together wonderfully - but that's a… read more

posted 2 days ago
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Autism awareness

Has anyone’s child’s school done something really great or significant for autism awareness. That I may suggest to my sons school, because I feel simply wearing blue isn’t enough to bring it home for kids. I’m going to suggest the small library of books re: autism for teachers and students to read (I saw online). And I was thinking of picking 3 famous/successful autistic people to feature. Or taking pictures of the students in the one ASD class in the school and writing a lil something they are… read more

posted 2 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Wow! About 50 cent thinking the janitor was on drugs!! Crazy shit. Your welcome, let me know what you find out about getting a speaker.

posted 1 day ago
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medmaps doctor at Phoenix Arizona

Hi MAT team, did anyone from Phoenix Arizona tried to consult Medmaps doctors for getting the treatment for underlying issues in kids at spectrum! I do live in the east valley Phoenix !! Please share the information if anyone has already consulted such doctor!! Thanks

posted 3 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I was about to tell you to ask someone in TACAnow Arizona but there isnt one ! Then maybe I would ask taca for a mentor in the Phoenix area and ask her.… read more

posted 2 days ago
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When did your nonverbal child speak?

Hi everyone just so stressed my little boy has been diagnosed with autism year ago.. He had about 20 words at one time now he says pretty much nothing he hums and loves music sings away but is nonverbal with almost no understanding of speech. He does understand when you show him a picture eg bath or bed.. He is nearly 4 I just want my little guy to talk so much!! He communicates his needs by taking your hand at bringing you to what he wants. He is a sweet happy little boy good… read more

posted 3 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks dad Rob you really cheered me up! Great to hear glad your little guy is talking hopefully conversation will come in time

posted 3 days ago
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