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How to get your child to take vitamins?

I am sorry if this question has been asked recently. I need to start giving my daughter vitamins as her diet is terrible and she eats mostly junk food and I worry she's not getting the nutrition she needs. I don't even know what vitamins to give her or how to get her to even take them. She is 3. Please any helpful tips that have worked for you would be great! Thanks!

tags: Multivitamin

posted about 15 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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The only ones I managed my 28 months to "eat". I put 1/4 teaspoon in his milk: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SJRKFGA/ref=sr_ph_...(Phone number can only be seen by the… read more

posted about 14 hours ago

How many hours therapy a day for your 3-year-old?

My 3.5 year old has been in preschool for five hours a day with the occasional extra hour of speech or OT. I am now looking to increase his (Floortime) preschool to six hours a day, incorporating the speech and OT, plus 1.5 to 3 hours of ABA a day and a few hours of just ABA on Saturday. I am impressed by what he's been able to handle so far, but I don't want to burn him out and will reduce hours if I see any sign of that. Can other parents of preschoolers share… read more

posted about 18 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Thanks. Yes, I'm hoping that naturalistic, play-based ABA helps make the number of hours more manageable.

posted 43 minutes ago

Should I tell family members that aren't involved?

My sister in law (Betty) isn't a huge fan of me. We are literally right next door to each other and she ignores my son and I every time I see her. My son recently has been diagnosed with ASD and everyone in the family knows but I requested that everyone keeps it from Betty because, she recently became a nurse and I'm worried she will use my son as a playing card. My in laws insist that tell her because she's family. Am I being wrong by not wanting her to know?… read more

posted about 19 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I learned a long time ago that I could care less what other think, even family. If the want to be invoked great but if not I have no time for you. My children are… read more

posted 20 minutes ago

Having more kids, what are odds of having another child with ASD

Does anyone know what the odds of having another child with ASD are? Did anyone not have anymore kids for fear?? I have twin boys both ASD, but on the mild end. I want more kids, but I'm scared. I know that I am extremely LUCKY and BLESSED with my 2, and I 'm afraid that perhaps I could have another that is more severe. I'm just torn and scared not sure what to do.

tags: Having more kids

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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My grandmother had 11 children and only my mom has autism (undiagnosed, but highly suspected). My mom had 4 children and only I have autism. I have 2 children and only… read more

posted about 22 hours ago

Has anyone used the essential oils? Does it work? Which ones should we try?

I was asked today if we would like to try some essential oils. One of my parents at my works sells these oils. As i research more and more it seems people have seen great results in veitvar and lavendar oils for sleep and focus. Has anyone ever used essential oils for help like this? Have you seen results? What kinds of oils would you suggest we try at home for a child with ASD with SPD?

tags: Essential Oils vetiver Focus Can't sleep

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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We use lavender oil and epsom salt during bath time. Also, i will add some in his body lotion after bath.

posted 1 day ago

Questions to ask ( ABA Therapy Services)

Hello!
I wanted to ask on here before I call ABA services tomorrow. I am wondering what questions do you all ask when looking for an ABA provider/therapist? So far I pretty much am going to see what all they provide (1:1 or group based, in home or center, etc) and see how many hours it would be for, how long the wait list (since it's pretty full everywhere apparently), and whatever else comes to mind. I feel like I have a lot I want to ask, but now that I need to call and… read more

tags: ABA (ABA) Applied Behavior Analysis Program

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Make sure to ask about the BCBA in charge of your son's team. You may even want to ask to talk to that person. That way you will get a better feeling of their approach… read more

posted 1 day ago

Diet

So how do people afford this gluten/ceascin free diet....it's very expensive...are there good cheap brands I should be looking for...spent 83 bucks today and just got a few things

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Happy Birthday, Michele!

So, you don't have to substitute breads if you're going down the route of GFCF diet. Just stick to fresh foods. Fresh fruits, fresh veggies,… read more

posted about 17 hours ago

Medication for ADHD

I am seeing and hearing a ton of conflicting information.

How old must/should a child with ADHD be when they can receive medication? I am hearing they need to be 1st grade (7 years old) and up. Is that the general guideline? Any information will help!

tags: ADHD Medications

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Recommendations for treatment of children and youth with ADHD vary depending on the patient’s age: For preschool-aged children (4–5 years of age), the primary care… read more

posted about 16 hours ago

My ASD son bothers his siblings.

My 5 year old son who has ASD bothers his 7 year older brother from morning to night. I homeschool my 3 kids (FYI) I really feel bad for my older son, I don't know what to do about it. Honestly my 5 year old ASD behavior is so out of control that I fell into deep depression and I'm running out of options. I cry everyday and feel helpless. I was really thinking of putting him in a special school just so my other 2 children could have some quite time from their brother. Please don't… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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@A MyAutismTeam User THANK YOU! I just googled sensory seeking disorder and that is exactly was is going on. Thank you for your info.

posted 1 day ago

Looking for apps for Andriod or Amazon for an apraxic nonverbal toddler

My son is 3, has moderate autism and is completely nonverbal. He currently uses PECS well and has a binder with well over 100 cards. The binder isn't very practical, and my younger son keeps running off with all the picture cards. I know the recommended plan would be to get an ipad and proloquo2go, but we don't have the funds for that. We have started the process to try to get one, but I know how slow things like that move.
So I saw on… read more

tags: Nonverbal Apraxia Toddler andriod PECS

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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There's still a ways to go but if you're looking into Proloquo2Go, AssistiveWare has offered the app at 50% off for Autism Awareness Day in April. Something to keep in… read more

edited, originally posted 1 day ago
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