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has any of you ever had a genetics testing to see if your child autism or mutism is gentic

my son doctor want him to get a genetics testing done to see if his autism is genetics meaning either from me or the father side i do know that my son father had issuse with speach and one of his grandchildren is autistic and i have a learning disabillity meaning that i was and still is a slow learner and had speach issuse i still have to think out what i have to say and how to say it and i have issuse with holding a adult… read more

tags: autims genetics testing

posted about 16 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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We spent a lot of money on the testing the insurance would not pay for and we got no answers other than the children did not have FragileX.

My opinion on this is that… read more

posted about 5 hours ago

Orlando and surrounding, have ASD/ PDD NOS son, where to specifically relocate?

Hello Orlando and surrounding... Anyone who can help me with specifics on where is a good area for a ASD/ PDD-NOS family? Schools (private/public)? safe, good family areas? resources, medical care? any positive stuff?
Thank you so much!

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Middle school dilemma

My son is eleven, finishing the fifth grade.our district is very small, less than 150 in each graduating class. I have worked in every building in the district, as well as our neighboring year will be the first year of middle school and I'm contemplating moving my son to our neighboring town for middle school. Even though I know the teacher of their resource room and like his approach a lot, my primary motivation would be to give my son a clean slate.he's worked very hard over… read more

tags: Middle school change friends

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I understand your dilemma. My son was the official school weirdo in kind. and first grade, it is at the beginning of 2nd grade that we started to do biomed and he… read more

posted 1 day ago

Looking for a great pediatrician in Naples or Fort Myers, Florida! Needing this ASAP! Thanks!

My son is 12 and has high functioning autism and ADHD. We are moving to Naples and need to get him set up with a pediatrician right away.

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Hi Audrey,
I am in same boat....relocating and looking for good ares, schools, resources, medical care, etc......looking for positive advice in particular :)

posted 1 day ago


My daughter keeps spilling juice on the carpet and how do I get her to stop

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Hi @feeding! My son used to swipe food off the table and deliberately dump his drink . We had carpet too:(
I'm not sure if this is the same situation, but our ABA… read more

posted 2 days ago

Our soon to be 4 year old is showing all behaviors that he is done with pull ups.. any tips, ideas,tricks for the transition?? 🙄➰

If he pees once he tears it off (likes being naked as it us) as soon as he poops he will tear it off and everything/one is fair game.. need help....

tags: Poddy training

posted 2 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

I suggest getting him on a schedule to go to the potty. As soon as he wakes up put him on the potty. After that, take him every two hours. Also monitor how much he… read more

posted 2 days ago

My son is turning 17 soon and I know that when he is 18 I must do something to continue to make the medical decisions for him.

I know I have a year before this happens but I want to make sure he receives help. I know he has to get Social Security to be able to afford his medicines. I just want to make the transition as smooth as possible for him. He will have one more year of school left when we return home from Germany. Also how far to we need to see for a group home for him? Maybe just a place where someone can… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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You want to start that process before he turns 18 because if you do not establish Gaurdianship before then and you need medical care they can give you major issues… read more

posted 1 day ago

ABA providers in Nothern Virginia

Hello. My 2 y o son has been diagnosed with autism. I wonder if anyone can recommend a good ABA provider in Nothern VIrginia who accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance.
Also, I wonder the cost work with co-pay. We have a plan with co-pay $25 per visit. I wonder if that means that we just will pay $25 for each day of therapy (no matter how many hours) or we need to pay also for indirect hours.
I would really appreciate any information on the subject.


posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Oh and one more thing. You will pay the copay each visit. If you attend the lunch bunch you should ask someone to help you with the Medicaid specifically the EDCD… read more

posted 2 days ago

Has anyone experienced selective mutism with their child?

My son is in prek3, He's very smart but doesn't talk at all at school. It seems like he freezes up. When he comes home he talkes non stop. I've done a little research on my own, and it seems like he has selective mutism. Has anyone else experienced this with their child?

tags: Selective mutism

posted 3 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I know this sounds crazy..but what exactly is ABA therapy? I've seen it mentioned a lot on this site.

posted 1 day ago
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