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SPARK question

So I'm learning a lot by just reading these questions, etc. Can anyone tell me about SPARK and should I register my son for this research? TIA!

posted about 21 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

We did it too

posted about 13 hours ago
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9yo has ASD and has started to poop his pants again?

My 9yo has started to poop his pants again, he has diagnosis of ASD and is being investigated for ADHD also. He has been toilet trained since he was 3/4yo. However for the past 18months or so he's being pooping his pants (mainly at school) never wee, just poo. I've tried reward charts for clean days and limiting time on xbox etc for bad days, also got him a digital watch which has alarms set to remind him to go to the toilet, nothing seems to be working at the… read more

posted about 22 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Thank you, I will have a read

posted about 20 hours ago
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Do you have recommendation for a good Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics? We live in Dublin-San Ramon Area.

I wanted to have my daughter get tested tested for leaky gut syndrome or vitamins deficiency. She's 5 with HFA.

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Go to website for TACAnow

posted 1 day ago
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How to handle outbursts that start in the morning and last all day

Hi all,
I’m new here and hoping to get some ideas as we are out of ideas. My 4 year old son is high functioning autistic and every morning he wakes up between 4 and 5am and immediately begins to swear repeatedly, yells, screams, jumps on furniture and runs around hits, kicks and spits on me and his younger brothers. I’ve tried putting him timeouts (he screams and cries for these but refuses to sit in them). He actually wants to be spanked-which… read more

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

No offense. His behaviors are more common of low functioning ASD kids. Does he understand that they are wrong and why?

posted about 15 hours ago
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Tenex for 5 yr old

Has anyone try the medicine Tenex for ADHD???
My son is 5 and was diagnose with ADHD, they have him tenex .5 tablet twice day , any side effects before I give.. how do they react to it.

edited, originally posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

My son has been on Tenex for well over a year. And he’s doing well on it. The only side effect was the first few weeks he was groggy. The only “issue” I… read more

posted 2 days ago
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Charlotte/Huntersville Schools: CMS, Cabarrus, Union, Or Private

I live in Huntersville, not far from Charlotte and Concord. I have two children on different levels of the spectrum.

Would anyone recommend their best school experience within CMS, Cabarrus, Union, or even a private school?

I want my children to mainstream as much as possible.

I’m willing to relocate to the best school system. I keep researching with very little success. CMS told me they do not support mainstreaming with aides to help autistic… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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My 7-year-old autistic son (Kael) shares a bedroom with my 3-year-old son (Angel), who is not on the spectrum. Kael was potty trained at 4-years-old. He has never wet the bed, or peed in inappropriate places, in the past. For the last couple weeks, he has been peeing on toys, the floor, in chairs, and who knows where else. What’s worse is, Angel is copying everything that Kael does. My husband and I just recently started potty training Angel, and are worried that Kael is encouraging bad habits. We have tried… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

It could be he just wants attention. Try changing the way you react to that and give him more attention when he does use the restroom. Can he help you… read more

posted 2 days ago
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Considering moving from Illinois to South Carolina

I currently live in Illinois where getting services for my son is next to impossible. I'm considering moving to either South Carolina or North Carolina. Will the move be worth it? My son can't be in a mainstream special needs classroom setting due to his behavioral issues so he HAS to be in a therapeutic day school or something equivalent. I just want to get my son the help he needs and if it means moving to another state I will.

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

I feel you. I often toss and turn about moving to be close to extended family. But also get really anxious about what that change and uprooting would… read more

posted 2 days ago
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dose anyone know where I can get one of them ipads that help kids with autisum talk.

the ones that they push the picture and it says the word for them

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

what is that?

posted about 7 hours ago
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Medical assistance in connecticut

I live in pa where you can qualify for medical assistance for a child with a serious illness regardless of income or the presence of private insurance as a safety net. My grandchild who has been diagnosed with autism lives in Connecticut. Does such a safety net for privately insured non poverty parents of an autistic child exist in Connecticut? Based on my research I understand their Connecticut Autism waiver but can’t understand if the parents or the chold’s Income is used for… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

If you are referring to the Medicaid waiver, I believe the Medicaid waiver exists in all 50 states. But there is a waiting list in most (if not all)… read more

posted 3 days ago
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