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How To Understand A

How To Understand A

So my son is 8 years old and has been humping the ground for about 20 mins a time and alot when he gets home from school, he's also aggressive I'm not to sure how else to deal with his tantrums. Any advice would be amazing thank you. He's nonverbal and doesnt show sign language either. Idk how else to discipline him. Spanking is out of the question. Just getting frustrated and over whelmed most days. Oh yea I'm new to this page.

posted 2 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member

Aw, I feel for you. There is no such thing as discipline with these types of kiddos, as hard as it is to remind myself of. My son is also 8, non verbal, and for lack of a better term, behaves like a… read more

posted 1 day ago

Hypersalivation

Hypersalivation

posted 2 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member

it's a medication side effect

posted 2 days ago

Flavorless Oral Pain Relief??

Flavorless Oral Pain Relief??

Has anyone found a flavorless (or very, very mild-flavored) acetaminophen or ibuprofen that could be added to water? My 4-year-old refuses oral medicine, liquid or otherwise. He won’t drink anything but water or milk, and mostly only pre-packed foods or other foods that I can’t hide meds in. (He currently has an earache and I want so badly to be able to help him but he just loses it if the Tylenol gets anywhere near him.)

posted 3 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member

Mix it in ice cream?

posted 2 days ago

Why Do I Have To Wear These Mittens During The Night.

Why Do I Have To Wear These Mittens During The Night.

What is the purpose for these Mittens?

posted 4 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member

It's winter, Dry-Skin season, and a lot of scratching happens even in one's sleep. Even with trimmed finger-nails one can still scratch the skin enough to draw blood and then the scabbing makes it… read more

posted 4 days ago

“Babysitting” And Neurotypical Siblings

“Babysitting” And Neurotypical Siblings

My husband and I are thinking about a REAL date night. I don’t even remember when we had the last one. Last night my husband asked our 16 year old (ASD) if he is okay staying with his brother while mom and dad go out or stay overnight somewhere not too far from home.

Has anyone ever done this? We don’t want to drop him off at my MIL’s house because she is getting older and has a lot to manage at home already.

I’m sure our older son can manage, but my only concern is he is impatient when it… read more

posted 6 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member

Thank you all for your input. I think we’ll do something easy first like dinner and a movie or concert. The 18 year old usually isn’t involved in care taking. But I do remember years ago I was so… read more

posted 5 days ago (edited)

Center For Creativity/Shining Stars Academy

Center For Creativity/Shining Stars Academy

I have an idea to start a school/center for kids and adults that are non-verbal or struggle to communicate and are NOT getting the academic rigor that they so deserve. What do you think
It would be for a students or adults that need a way to express themselves that traditional schools do not usually allow them or expect them to be able to do so
I’m at the beginning stages of my business venture so I would need some students to see if I can ignite the creativity. Ideas include: art, music,… read more

posted November 29
A MyAutismTeam Member

Email me: (Email address can only be seen by the question and answer creators) if you are interested in seeing if I can ignite the spark that already exists in your child!

posted November 30

My 2yo Daughter Keeps Putting Her Fingers In Her Ears

My 2yo Daughter Keeps Putting Her Fingers In Her Ears

My 2yo daughter is not yet diagnosed for autism however is showing signs. She keeps putting her fingers in her ears recently and I’m not sure if this can be a symptoms of autism. Please can someone tell me if they have experienced something similar and how I can stop her from doing this.

posted November 29
A MyAutismTeam Member

Sorry for asking if she was feeling under the weather, ear plugging can be a common sign of sensory issues. I just found it hard to sort out at that age between ear infections/being sleepy! Everyone… read more

posted 7 days ago

Gastrointestinal Problems

Gastrointestinal Problems

Our adult autistic son has had gastrointestinal problems for years. Gas, bloating, reflux, pain, etc. that when it happens can lead to a meltdown of sorts. Been to different gastroenterologist as well as family doctor but have not found a treatment that ends this medical problem. I know from research there are many theories about the difference in the micro gut of people with autism but finding a gastroenterologist highly experienced with autism is extremely hard to find. I'm now checking out… read more

posted November 29
A MyAutismTeam Member

Not extreme issues, but some issue with gastro…I’m assuming you have tried supplements/prebiotics, etc. My daughter is currently just really picky with eating. I also have used essential oils, for… read more

posted November 30
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