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Hi, my son is 19. He hasn't talked in 32 days. It has had me doing a lot of research and Asperger's/high functioning autism came up. This explained so much to me. I know that everyone is their own person but, what scares me is how long I've read this could last. He's taking care of himself, in the middle of the night, and eating. We've been putting food and water in his room and he eats it up. Is there a way to pull him out of this? Do we just leave him alone, for the most part? I've had such a… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you! I've already read that. I'm hoping someone has personal experience with this... I was told it's fairly common by autismspeaks.org...

posted about 9 hours ago

Potty Training Regression?

Potty Training Regression?

We took a week long vacation and oldest would not go on the potty the entire time. He wasn’t proficient before we left but he would have dry diapers often and pee almost immediately when we would put him on the potty every 1-2hrs. I expected him to regress on vacation, it tends to trigger a lot of things with him. (More stimming/sensory seeking, sleeplessness, eats less and is more picky, etc.) but we’ve been home for awhile now and he still won’t go on the potty. He intentionally holds it and… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

How old is he? Maybe he’s just not ready to potty train yet

posted 1 day ago

Hi Has Anyone Used The Vitamin Supplement Simple Spectrum?

Hi Has Anyone Used The Vitamin Supplement Simple Spectrum?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I tried but the taste is really bad and i couldn't cover it up with anything not pudding not orange juice not anything the best thing to cover some of the tast was critus Tampico and it was still bad… read more

posted 4 days ago

Finding A Good Primary Doctor Son Son

Finding A Good Primary Doctor Son Son

Has anyone been able to find a good primary care doctor for an autistic child we are looking for another place to take him but can’t find a good doctor to take him to. I live in Tennessee thank you

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

https://www.autismconnect.com/directory?country...

posted 7 days ago

Dating On The Spectrum?

Dating On The Spectrum?

What is a safe way to meet friends?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Clubs

posted 8 days ago

Do You Believe InBiomedical Intervention?

Do You Believe InBiomedical Intervention?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I don't, personally. Autism is an operating system. It cannot be, nor does it need to be, medicated. One can modify their environment so that it works for THEM. They can learn life hacks to make… read more

posted 9 days ago

Residential Place For Autistic Teenagers ( If Possible With Parent Accepted And Living There Too)

Residential Place For Autistic Teenagers ( If Possible With Parent Accepted And Living There Too)

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your summer.
I wonder if anyone knows of places in Colorado where accepts both parents and the teenagers in a Residential centers.
Also I want the best places.
Thanks
God bless you all

My Son Is 17 With Autism And Over Yea Climb Even Onto Furniture And Off. He Recently Jumped Off The Banister. Help!

My Son Is 17 With Autism And Over Yea Climb Even Onto Furniture And Off. He Recently Jumped Off The Banister. Help!

I’ve tried trampoline, exercises, etc but he wants to jump off what he wants. Any suggestions? He seems to be seeking input in his feet and ankles. He’s even climbed into drawers and likes the feeling of the crunching wood. Anyone ever experience this? Every replacement doesn’t work

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son has the same sensory seeking behavior. He likes the flying feeling and pressure on his feet which he gets both from jumping off furniture. We have a trampoline and swing when he's seeking fast… read more

posted 16 days ago

Where Have You Found Autism Friendly Activities?

Where Have You Found Autism Friendly Activities?

I would like to get my son involved in some sort of activity. Sports or something that would hold his interest. It would help my sanity and be a good way for him to get out and learn/refine skills.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I'm thinking hard about him trying horse riding therapy. I need a doctor's referral for it but it may be a good activity without a screen.

posted 17 days ago
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