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Best public elementary schools for autism Tempe arizona Public schools

Best public elementary schools for autism Tempe arizona Public schools

Hi. I just moved to Arizona from Ohio. My son is 10 years old and on the spectrum. In Ohio he was in public schools and it was a nightmare for kindergarten through fourth grade. I wanted to enroll him in a Autism school however I learned that I can’t because they need a years worth of Arizona IEP . So I’m left with no choice but to send him again to public schools so I was wondering if anyone could tell me a school that had a good rep for… read more

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Risperal

Risperal

My child started risperal recently. Takes one in morning one at night. He been sleeping good lately but sleeps in so late now. Its summer now but he cant do this when school starts up again. Does this med cause so much sleepiness? Im concerned. Does anyone child take this medicine? Does once a day in the morning work better? Does taking it at night only work? I know every child different. Just want some info on experiences with sleepiness or sleeping too much. We will see doctor next week and let him… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Max doesn't take the same thing, but he also takes his in part for sleep. He's taking one in the morning, 1.5 at night. To begin with , it had a pretty… read more

posted 8 minutes ago
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My son is becoming aggressive

My son is becoming aggressive

Hi,my son is 9 y old.He has ASD. Lately,he is being violent and aggressive towards everyone:he is hitting and biting his family his teacher and he is friends.He even goes further by causing damage to himself.I am really confused about this situation .What can I do?

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hello!

Our 3 yr old son was biting his classmates at daycare and we have received 6 incident reports because of this. We had spoken to his developmental… read more

posted about 7 hours ago
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Gender fluid identity issues in adolescent boys?

Gender fluid identity issues in adolescent boys?

My son is 17 and just recently started to identify as gender fluid because “it’s normalized” at his school, according to him. He is several years behind emotionally and socially so I’m glad he is finally socializing and making friends but he is choosing to identify with the LGBTQ group because they are meeting his emotional needs. This same group taunts special needs students so I feel like he is choosing to be accepted and act like he is gender fluid rather than… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Regardless of the new label we can slap on someone, that person is still an individual. Your son is 17 and will soon be recognized as an adult free to… read more

posted about 6 hours ago
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Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis

Some ABA is detrimental to the natural communication of some autistics. For instance forced eye contact and trying to stop soothing stimming is harmful. If the stimming isn’t hurting the child or anyone else is can be very soothing and there is no reason to stop it. People want to stop it because they think it looks odd, which isn’t fair to an autistic person. Eye contact is for other people and it overwhelms a lot of autistics, it does not help them learn. Please be very careful in… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member I am happy to hear that you have found a great ABA therapist. There are so many horror stories in the adult autistic community… read more

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Disability benefits

Disability benefits

When applying for ssi for your little one did anyone have a hard time? Was it a neccesity to get a lawyer like an adult on disabilty would need?

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Okay great! Thank you

posted 1 day ago
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Relocating to Boston, MA with a 3yr old that is on the ASD spectrum

Relocating to Boston, MA with a 3yr old that is on the ASD spectrum

Hello,

We are planning to relocate to Massachusetts at the end of the year and I would like to ask for advice about living around the surrounding areas in Boston, MA.

1. What are some decent areas in MA near Boston?
2. Any information that you can provide about the Medicaid Waiver Program for children with Autism? (We currently live in DE and our son has Medicaid as a secondary insurance) Is there a wait-list for children for the Medicaid Waiver… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I live in Maine and have heard a lot of parents with autistic kids moved to Massachusetts because it is known for better autism care options.

posted 1 day ago
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Im worried I about the siblings, of my kid with ASD

Im worried I about the siblings, of my kid with ASD

My 9 year old son is on the spectrum, my 6 year old son & 3 year old daughter are nuerotypical, my 6 year old is starting to understand the difference between himself and his brother. He’s asking questions like, why can’t he do these things when he’s older? Or, you don’t love me as much because you’re so worried about him. I’ve been as honest as possible and explained it to him, but he’s been acting out and feeling neglected (which I understand) because he’s… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

YES Im going trough it now. My son is 7yr son on the spectrum and my twins boy/girl.
My twin son is the middle child he was born before his sitter. He… read more

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