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Are Night Terrors Common In Children Witb Autism?

Are Night Terrors Common In Children Witb Autism?

My son who is nearly 3yrs old woke up around 3am this morning crying hysterically and flailing and kicking his legs. It seemed like he was awake but not really awake it was very disturbing. My husband and i couldnt get him to calm down for about 1hr and a half. We tried to say soothing words but i didnt seem to help. We even took him on a car ride, which still didnt help he just kept crying. I think he finally just tired himself out and fell back to sleep.

Does anyone have any expetience with… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Is your kiddo taking Melatonin to help him sleep? It can result in very vivid and scary dreams in some people.

posted about 4 hours ago

Finally Found Something That Worked

Finally Found Something That Worked

Hi all my son is 6 years old and struggled verbally and behaviorally. He could not communicate with us but could get what he needed independently. He is in ot, special ed, and receives speech through his school. That has helped but finally found something even better. I have been using a product called trs metal detox. After hours of researching I learned that kids with autism have a higher metal in their brains. So I research and found a another social club to help figure out how to balance… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

http://www.rcafasso.mycoseva.com/

posted 3 days ago

Biomedical Treatment

Biomedical Treatment

My grandson is 25. At 7 years old, he experienced ticks, such as plucking out his hair. He was always been socially awkward. Never looking anyone in the eyes, making inappropriate comments and never showing any emotion. He tends to become obsessed with certain things. When he was 5 years old, he was obsessed with the movie "Titanic" and must have watched it over 100 times, sitting through the whole movie. He has been obsessed with YouTube conspiracy theories videos to the point that he doesn't… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Check and see if your areas has a work program for people with autism. If the do, they can have someone shaddow the job to help them.

posted 7 days ago

Any Has Experience With Marijuana Doc Or Anything Similar For Teenager?

Any Has Experience With Marijuana Doc Or Anything Similar For Teenager?

My son is 13 yrs old non verbal. I was just wondering if any of you has been using Marijuana
Or anything similar with your kids
If so for how long and how is your kid doing?

Thanks so much 😊😁🙏

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member dang i tried that spray for a year saw no improvement. But not everything works for everyone. My daughter still non verbal but always worth a shot it might work for others

posted 6 days ago

I Need Advice... Daughter Showing Signs Of Anxiety Issues.

I Need Advice... Daughter Showing Signs Of Anxiety Issues.

My daughter is one month shy of turning 4. She is academically and comprehension-wise ahead of norm group peers but behaviorally and communication-wise about 12 months behind. She has always had sensitivity to loud sudden (or unknown) sounds. But in the past couple months, she has been telling me more and more that certain things make her 'nervous'. We have been veeery slow going potty training because when we first tried back at her 3rd birthday to try panties, she would get so anxious about… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

This sounds exactly like my 5 year old! He to gets extremely nervous/scared at certain cartoons etc when they hurt themselves! I’m not sure what to do about it either. Academically he is also ahead… read more

posted 10 days ago

Does Anyone In The Uk Have Any Experience With CAMHS?

Does Anyone In The Uk Have Any Experience With CAMHS?

Would you say CAMHS has been beneficial to you and your child. I contacted my doctor about my son and she stated she can’t do anything and to self refer to CAMHS is this correct? Were you waiting long to get help? Any advice would be appreciated! Feel like we are just being passed from person to person 🥲

Any Suggestions On Working With Non Custodial Parents And Being Consistent With Child's Needs.

Any Suggestions On Working With Non Custodial Parents And Being Consistent With Child's Needs.

My ex and his parents do not allow my son the ability to remove himself from the dinner table when he is feeling really overwhelmed. He will usually go to the restroom to have a break and calm down when we are at restaurants. I’ve sent text messages with no response from my ex or his mother. What else can I do to get them to understand my child’s need?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We live in a different state, he spends summers with Biological Father. This year has been the hardest—no matter what I try, they just will not listen. I have encouraged my sons to self advocate, but… read more

posted 4 days ago

Babywearing Autistic Toddler

Babywearing Autistic Toddler

Does anyone use a toddler or preschool carrier with their autistic kid? If so, what carriers do you like? I babywore him a lot when he was younger but he’s in the 99th percentile so he outgrew carriers quickly. I was thinking this could help him when we’re out and about (he really struggled with his first big party since covid, covered his ears/buried himself in my shoulder, clung to me and cried if I tried to put him down. He weighs 37/38lbs so holding him for hours is rough) Plus I think it… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I was looking at those! I think I’ll need something a little more restricting though, I could see him wiggling down and taking off.

I put in a request with my local Babywearing chapter; hoping I can… read more

posted 10 days ago

How Did You Get Your Child To Poop In Potty?

How Did You Get Your Child To Poop In Potty?

My 5 year old has been struggling to go poop in the potty. She wears panties and goes pee, but when it comes to poop she puts her pull ups on and goes that way. Ive tried what feels like everything - took away the pull ups and she’ll just hold it and will be constipated. Ive tried putting the poop in potty after, rewards, sticker chart, social stories. The rewards and social stories helped her for going potty, but for poop she just wont do it. She has accidentally gone poop in the potty before… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

She might be confused on what is happening. Like maybe she thinks she’s losing a body part in the toilet when she poops and doesn’t know where it goes. My kid thought something like that. I had to… read more

posted 12 days ago
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