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Anyone From A Mixed Family, Having Difficulties

Anyone From A Mixed Family, Having Difficulties

We are a mixed family. It's myself and my bio son 15 with Asburgers, and my partner and his son, 15 who is High Functioning. Our issues lie with my Bonus Son's bio mom. She doesn't back us up when it comes to school, medications, and keeping him on a schedule.

When his dad talks to her, she tells him education isn't important, having a job isn't important and we need to just let him do what he wants. However if we don't have set rules and schedules, and make sure he takes his meds, he blows… read more

Does Anyone Have Tips To Help Stop Self Injuring Behavior?

Does Anyone Have Tips To Help Stop Self Injuring Behavior?

My 3 year old hits himself when frustrated and will also hit his head on the wall or floor or anything he can. I thought about getting him a safety helmet but he wouldnt tolerate it because he hates things on his head

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Great, thank you!

posted 6 days ago

Can You Use An SSRI For 4 Year Old With Pathological Demand Avoidance?

Can You Use An SSRI For 4 Year Old With Pathological Demand Avoidance?

So a few months ago my daughter with ASD 2 was assessed by a pediatric psychiatrist who says she has OCD that falls under a tic like disorder category, and prescribed escitalopram. We have however delayed using it until now when we are feeling desperate to help her with what seems like compulsions or very controlling behaviour coming from an anxious place.

Since doing some reading I believe my daughter fits under the phenotype of autism called pathological demand avoidance (in the UK). PDA… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hi djs kids, I haven’t taken her to a neurologist yet, that may be a next step. I believe CBT works best in older patients like probably adults who are able to understand the purpose behind it

posted 6 days ago

Here

Here

please comment below i asked it before but advice makes me calmer can i ask a question i have i have autism, adhd, deplomental delays, speech and learning issues, sensory issues i have flat feet asthma allergies i will be having surgery in a few months the surgery that will be done is pharyngeal flap surgery sinus surgery and cleft palate surgery too i have a hard cleft palate too the surgery will be done at children's hospital with one on one care they said as i have spiceal needs but i might… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

It sounds like you know just what to expect and you are doing a good job preparing yourself. You just have to be your brave, superhero self and let the Drs do what they do best.

posted 7 days ago

Smart Watch Tips And Recommendations

Smart Watch Tips And Recommendations

Best smartwatch to track your kids location, and communicate with them? Is there an app even thet lets you call a nonverbal person and they make image selection feedback that you can see/hear?

I need 2 kids to be able to calm down and have a nice quick measure to halt them by communicating via pecs or phone call, or any other tips anyone has to offer.. kids are teens. Level 2 and 3. I lost income and fighting to get routines back, all while covid is happening :/

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

iPhone always has the best products.

posted 13 days ago

Geodon

Geodon

Does anyone have any experience with giving their kids the medication Geodon ?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My daughter took it for a while. All of those antipsychotics have a lot of side effects. I don't think that is the one that caused her tardive dyskinesia. I think it made her sleep a lot. At the… read more

posted 17 days ago

Do You Have A Child Who Bites Their Tongue Or Gum Frequently While Eating ?

Do You Have A Child Who Bites Their Tongue Or Gum Frequently While Eating ?

What if anything do you do or did to fix it ?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son bites his tongue all the time been trying to figure it out got nothing

posted 13 days ago
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