I have been in Jacksonville, FL for over 3 yrs. now. My son is 26 and is autistic and non-verbal. I haven't found any support groups for parents of children with autism yet. Maybe I missed some and someone else may know of any here? I also want to start one and want to know if there are any other parents interested in being a part of a group that will share ideas, give support to one another and advocate for our children?
Will a note from the Neurologist be enough ?
Not because she needs it but for cosmetic reasons- people w/Autism accept others as is . The Dentist feels she'll be judged
Has anyone tried hippo therapy? If yes, do you believe it was beneficial to your child? Did they accept insurance and did insurance cover any of the cost?
Also, was thinking about maybe karate or swimming. Has anyone’s child took part in these or any other sport/s that helped with socialization, independence and confidence building? Thank you.
All these stories and personal experiences of people here has my distrust towards school
I currrntly have my son in pvt preschool
But I am terrified of even sending him to kindergarten at public school
We don’t do ABA : so pvt Aba or autism school is out fo question for now for us
Has any one has experience with pvt school , mainstream for their ASD kid ?
Does anyone have any suggestions on gifts for christmas for 8yr olds
My new neighbor has two boys, aged eleven and thirteen. She is a special education teacher herself and I feel pretty comfortable with her. She shares custody of her children so they aren't always at home. My son is nearly eight-years-old and wants terribly to knock on their door as he used to when we lived on a military base and ask if the kids can come out and play basketball or anything really. I cringe when he asks… read more
Has anyone’s child’s school done something really great or significant for autism awareness. That I may suggest to my sons school, because I feel simply wearing blue isn’t enough to bring it home for kids. I’m going to suggest the small library of books re: autism for teachers and students to read (I saw online). And I was thinking of picking 3 famous/successful autistic people to feature. Or taking pictures of the students in the one ASD class in the school and writing a lil something they are… read more
Hi MAT team, did anyone from Phoenix Arizona tried to consult Medmaps doctors for getting the treatment for underlying issues in kids at spectrum! I do live in the east valley Phoenix !! Please share the information if anyone has already consulted such doctor!! Thanks
Hi everyone just so stressed my little boy has been diagnosed with autism year ago.. He had about 20 words at one time now he says pretty much nothing he hums and loves music sings away but is nonverbal with almost no understanding of speech. He does understand when you show him a picture eg bath or bed.. He is nearly 4 I just want my little guy to talk so much!! He communicates his needs by taking your hand at bringing you to what he wants. He is a sweet happy little boy good… read more
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