My 5 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with ASD. We are going to start ABA therapy, and I am in the process of meeting with providers. One place that was recommended is run by a psychologist and utilizes only BCBAs and psychologists...this place is not covered by Aetna. So I looked into another place and visited. This place uses Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBTs) for the most part who are under the supervision of a BCBA. The BCBA just checks in to see if they are making progress and on… read more
We are trying to decide if we need to search for a new center or if we are over thinking things. Our issues being....a therapist that we felt was working very well with our child was replaced when she was replaced we was told it was because the therapist schedule could no longer accommodate our child. The therapist is still there at our child's session time but has a different child now. We was told our child couldn't have… read more
We're planning to move to Bay Area in search of better care for my son. He is currently in my wife's native, Turkey, because shockingly there are better options compared to Switzerland, where we live. We pay everything out of pocket though.
Are there big differences in terms of where you live in the Bay Area? What would be a good place to live?
- 2 years old boy, recently diagnosed.
- We have been getting ESDM and OT for 6 months. He is… read more
Can any of you lovely folk speak about your experience personally or of your Aspbergers children who indeed had speech delay, what limitations did you have ie no words by age X or X words by age X? Any help is appreciated.
Can anyone who has an older child with ASD or who is ASD themselves give any information on both vocal and movement type stimming and the decrease that occurs as a person becomes older.
Is it possible that a person starts to control stimming or choses to stim at certain times?
Im just watching my son and his frequency of vocal and body stimming is so much a part of his persona. He wraps his knuckles off our window cills, slaps surfaces, taps table tops, claps loudly, claps… read more
Hey everyone! So I'm planning on taking my 3 year old highly sensitive and mildly autistic kid to Disney for his birthday. Brave or crazy-we will find out-seeing how any trip with crowds (fair, carnival, wet n wild, grocery store) always turns into a huge melt down! Does anyone have any tips or suggestions to help the trip be a success!? I would LOVE to hear! Thank you all! Have a great night!!
My daughter has always been in her own world..she is 3.5 now and all the sudden wants to be alone in her room. She plays in there...but doesn't want to come out...she will cry to go back in...she hates her little brother so I think she just wants to get away from him...should I allow this??
I'm looking for alternatives to medication for my brothers severe skin picking . Wondering if anyone has tried the brushing ?
What do I need to know about Getting Absences written on an IEP?
My student is a sweet young man. He is a new student in our district. Most of the time, he is a delight. But as soon as I ask him to do something he doesnt want to do, he yells no and hits or scratches if he can reach me.
This could be asking him to start class work, when recess is over or computer lab is over or ask him to go the bathroom (we are working on toilet training). He is… read more