Autism

Questions + Answers

Don't see your question? ask question
All Questions Most Answered Most Useful Needs Answers Resources:
View:

Best visual timer? Have any of you used them?

Best visual timer? Have any of you used them?

My daughter (who is Severely Autistic, nonverbal, age almost 15) got upset this morning beacuse I told her it was time to get her backpack ready, and she hadn't finished her food. She screamed, and kicked me getting on the bus. Her bus comes at 6:15 am ...I'm sure all of the neighbors hate me. My daughter moves slowly in the morning, and doesnt seem to understand when time is limited! In addition, she has a horrible time waiting for anything she wants. We have been… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you. Im glad someone read my post. My daughter is almost 15. Using the TV shows seems like a good way way to explain the passage of time ...only… read more

posted about 17 hours ago

My sons teacher won’t meet with me unless the case manager is present. Has that happened to anyone?? I find it odd.

My sons teacher won’t meet with me unless the case manager is present. Has that happened to anyone?? I find it odd.

I like to bond and connect with my sons teachers, they’re after all the person my son will relly on for most of his day and it improves communication between us making it easier for me to help my son. Well this year my sons teacher always asks for the case manager to be present whenever I need to talk to her. I have told her that I don’t need her to be present but she still insists. She makes everything… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

What would happen if you just showed up at school and asked to observe your child's class?

posted 2 days ago

Gone or going for therapy regarding assertiveness and your therapist takes advantage of you

Gone or going for therapy regarding assertiveness and your therapist takes advantage of you

You're learning how to advocate for yourself and you seek a therapist for it but the therapist takes advantage and you need to confront them

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

That's disgusting @A MyAutismTeam Member. Thanks for the info.

posted about 9 hours ago

Leaving parks

Leaving parks

So it turns out we need to frame an ABA plan around leaving activities by somehow using a car ride. Now, the thing is, I don't drive, and even if I did... our parks are in walking distance from where we live. It needs to be in sight or it doesn't count. Car rides are often associated with shopping, errands, or special outings, even just going to unfamiliar parts of town. We have had some big blow ups about leaving the playground but once their dad showed up with the car, he jumped off the slide and… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Both of my children had an individual who did absolutely nothing for 9 years. He just became a part of the family and gained financially through ABA and… read more

posted 5 days ago

Has anyone ever had their children registered at Ray Graham in Chicago

Has anyone ever had their children registered at Ray Graham in Chicago

We got in Ray Graham Training Center in Chicago, but the old principal left and they now have a new principal.
I want to talk with parents who have experienced Ray Graham and can tell me positive or negative things about their experience and how the school treated their child and if the child learned anything.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

The only thing I know about it is people thought the old principal was great.

posted 6 days ago

Heel cord lengthening surgery

Heel cord lengthening surgery

Hello! My son is 16, ASD, soon to be 17 is scheduled for a heel cord lengthening surgery due to toe walking 100% of his life. Has anyone had a teen that have had this surgery? I would like to know exactly what to expect and if it was beneficial. Thanks in advance

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My granddaughter toe walks and the doctors at Larabida were not helpful in responding to the issue. My granddaughter is 19 and we did a lot of things… read more

posted 6 days ago

Does anyone elso have issue with school?

Does anyone elso have issue with school?

My son is 9 yr and i am having issue with the school ans he in 4th grade he is on a iep and all to help him but the school keep calling cps on me when he has a meltdown and self harms his self so i have to make a police report to cove my but and it getting old they have seen his meltdowns ans how he acts when he has them he hit yells cusses hit you threaths to kill you and hit his self in the face ans throws what ever he can at you but why does the school not understand… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I'm so glad CPS is on your side..I feel for you,your son and the situation w/the school.

posted 6 days ago

How do I get in touch with the website administration team?

How do I get in touch with the website administration team?

I am mostly blind, and I require high contrast to read easily. The lime green letters on white background for this website is very difficult to use. Who can I talk to, if anyone?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks. I’ll try.

posted 8 days ago

Behavior and medcine

Behavior and medcine

Hello everyone, my son’s doctor just added guanfacine hcl 3mg to his morning drug for hyperactivity and I’m experiencing a change in him. He consistently have accident at school & at his ABA therapy center which doesn’t happens at home. He knows when to use bathroom but this new attitude outside home is becoming very unbearable. Please does anyone have experience with this drug and what is the side effect? Thanks

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member, no ER thank you.

posted 4 days ago

Car rides

Car rides

My 11 yr old daughter is severe and obsessed with car rides. She is constantly wanting to go on them and driving my husband and I nuts. We typically go on 4-5 daily. Each ride has to be a certain route and it has to be around 35 mins. If she doesn't get to go on one, she has horrific meltdowns. It's so expensive on gas, as well as wear and tear on our vehicles. Besides that, winter is coming and there's no way we want to continue driving her like this in the bad weather. We have a behavioral therapist… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

To answer car ride question: We got my 11 yr Son a laptop last year and showed him maps and gps driving directions to places. He still likes to go on… read more

posted 5 days ago
Continue with Facebook
Sign up with your email
Already a Member? Log in