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ABA providers

My 5 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with ASD. We are going to start ABA therapy, and I am in the process of meeting with providers. One place that was recommended is run by a psychologist and utilizes only BCBAs and psychologists...this place is not covered by Aetna. So I looked into another place and visited. This place uses Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBTs) for the most part who are under the supervision of a BCBA. The BCBA just checks in to see if they are making progress and on… read more

tags: (ABA) Applied Behavior Analysis Program

posted about 19 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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We use technicians. I have loved them! Most of ours have been college students and they come with such great energy, commitment, and hope.

posted about 16 hours ago

What things would make you feel a ABA treatment center isn't right place for your child?

We are trying to decide if we need to search for a new center or if we are over thinking things. Our issues being....a therapist that we felt was working very well with our child was replaced when she was replaced we was told it was because the therapist schedule could no longer accommodate our child. The therapist is still there at our child's session time but has a different child now. We was told our child couldn't have… read more

posted about 22 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

We had a situation last summer, very similar to what you described here, with the center that we used to go to for speech and occupational therapy for… read more

posted about 21 hours ago

What is the best area in SF Bay Area for young kids with Autism

We're planning to move to Bay Area in search of better care for my son. He is currently in my wife's native, Turkey, because shockingly there are better options compared to Switzerland, where we live. We pay everything out of pocket though.

Are there big differences in terms of where you live in the Bay Area? What would be a good place to live?

Some facts:
- 2 years old boy, recently diagnosed.
- We have been getting ESDM and OT for 6 months. He is… read more

tags: Bay Area ESDM Early Start Denver Model San Francisco Therapy Center AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE Coverage

posted about 23 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Speech delay and Aspbergers

Hi

Can any of you lovely folk speak about your experience personally or of your Aspbergers children who indeed had speech delay, what limitations did you have ie no words by age X or X words by age X? Any help is appreciated.

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posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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@Robinfwn mine was opposite and i here that alot my mother-in-law at the time had a autism son he say words at 2 stopped mine never did until 5 say half… read more

posted about 4 hours ago

Stimming, vocal and movements

Dear team,
Can anyone who has an older child with ASD or who is ASD themselves give any information on both vocal and movement type stimming and the decrease that occurs as a person becomes older.
Is it possible that a person starts to control stimming or choses to stim at certain times?
Im just watching my son and his frequency of vocal and body stimming is so much a part of his persona. He wraps his knuckles off our window cills, slaps surfaces, taps table tops, claps loudly, claps… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I am so sorry. You are not inadequate! You're simply a mom who's been chosen to take this on. We are not experts at dealing with this. We finds ways as… read more

posted 1 day ago

Disney! Tips and tricks!?

Hey everyone! So I'm planning on taking my 3 year old highly sensitive and mildly autistic kid to Disney for his birthday. Brave or crazy-we will find out-seeing how any trip with crowds (fair, carnival, wet n wild, grocery store) always turns into a huge melt down! Does anyone have any tips or suggestions to help the trip be a success!? I would LOVE to hear! Thank you all! Have a great night!!

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I wish you good luck with this one. Is there a smaller place you could go to or a calmer place? Not sure there is a quick fix . Is your child taking any… read more

posted 2 days ago

Being alone

My daughter has always been in her own world..she is 3.5 now and all the sudden wants to be alone in her room. She plays in there...but doesn't want to come out...she will cry to go back in...she hates her little brother so I think she just wants to get away from him...should I allow this??

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Little siblings are annoying to kids on the spectrum for a lot of reasons. Just expecting her to change her behavior without changing her brothers is… read more

posted 1 day ago

Anyone usedThe Wilbarger Protocol

I'm looking for alternatives to medication for my brothers severe skin picking . Wondering if anyone has tried the brushing ?

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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up. it worked for sensitivity to touch. Don't know about skin picking.

posted 3 days ago

Absences

What do I need to know about Getting Absences written on an IEP?

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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that would be a good thing to do and you will let them know how many days a week your child will miss class do to the schedueling of the therapies

posted 2 days ago

I have a student that scratches and hits when asked to do things he does not want to do. What have others done in this situation.

My student is a sweet young man. He is a new student in our district. Most of the time, he is a delight. But as soon as I ask him to do something he doesnt want to do, he yells no and hits or scratches if he can reach me.
This could be asking him to start class work, when recess is over or computer lab is over or ask him to go the bathroom (we are working on toilet training). He is… read more

tags: scratching hitting teacher

posted 4 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

My son does the same thing (but bites as well, it's awful) and his teachers have found visual schedules to really help his transitions. It doesn't… read more

edited, originally posted 4 days ago
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