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Preschool for my autistic son

Hello All!!
Im new here and I'm sorry if this is not the right place to ask for such an advice, but I am completely lost :(
I am from Brazil but have been living in Shanghai for the past 8 years. My son was diagnosed in the Autism Spectrum and we are working hard with him and we are seeing lots and lots of progress :)) He is 3yo - turning 4 in June. Here in Shanghai he attends a special school that provided him ABA, TEACH, speech therapy, OT...its been great, but we are moving to NY… read more

tags: #preschool #ASD

posted about 6 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

what you need to do is to have your child tested for special ed in ny and for preschool or head started and make sure you get new aba tech in ny and… read more

posted about 4 hours ago

Anyone familiar withThe Brige of Georgia in Monroe, GA?

It's been a few years since this question was asked originally. We toured the Bridge of Georgia recently and I had mixed emotions about it. My son is 5 and has high functioning ASD, ADHD, anxiety & mood disorder. I'm fed up with the public school & looking for an alternative for the next school year. Has anyone had any experience with The Bridge? Their online reviews are dated & all posted within a day or two making them seem fishy to me. I am… read more

tags: ABA Private School special needs school

posted about 8 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Genetic testing after diagnosis?

Finally, after fighting with my initial pediatrician and my insurance company, my son was officially diagnosed with asd today. Our developmental ped recommended a genetics test. I guess I don't really understand why. I was hoping to get some insight on it. My son was concieved using a sperm donor. I'm not even sure if it's medically necessary, as there is no chance of using the same donor in the future. Is there merit to the test for other reasons besides seeing the likelihood of… read more

posted about 18 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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MAT had a blog post about genetic testing. Read it here:

posted about 14 hours ago

Where can I find a support group?

I have a 5 yr old with HFA, adhd combo, spd, and pica. I was just wondering if there are any parent support groups nearby. I live in Jackson Center, PA, Mercer County.

posted about 21 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User

You might ask the special ed or ec teachers, or contact the ARC of your area, and sometimes the psychiatrist or psychologist or counselor could have… read more

posted about 12 hours ago

How do I get my 5 yr old son to stop chewing on his shirts?

My son is 5 and constantly sucks/chews on the top of his shirt. How do I get him to stop? He also chews on charging cords and headphone cords. He starts kindergarten in the fall. He has HFA, spd, adhd combo, and pica.

edited, originally posted about 21 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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You can try chew necklaces and things like that but to be honest they have mixed results. When my daughter was doing it we got her cloths with short… read more

posted about 17 hours ago

How do I potty train my 5 yr old?

My 5 yr old is in headstart and starts kindergarten in the fall. He will use the bathroom at school and wear underwear, but at home he has to be in pull ups. He will sit in his own wet/dirty underwear or pull up and it doesn't bother him. He will say no I don't have to go and forcing him does more harm then good. I just really want to be out of this stage. I will tell you rewards, games, punishment don't work. Also, he is hfa, spd, adhd combo, and pica.

posted about 21 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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My daughter was very late to potty train. She was almost 5 when she finally got the hang of it. I always asked her doctors what to do and they would… read more

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Has a doctor prescribed your child medication to address behavioral issues? If so, what kind of doctor?

Pediatric neurologist? psychiatrist? behavioral specialist, etc?

posted about 24 hours ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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My son was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome when he was 5 years old by a Developmental Pediatrician. The doctor made it a point to tell us that there… read more

posted about 4 hours ago

Has anyone had luck getting speech therapy for pragmatics of speech and mixed expressive and receptive speech? Is this covered under idea?

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Funny you should ask this. I just had to fight in our recent iEP for a pragmatics goal. The speech therapist was bent on only providing articulation… read more

posted about 11 hours ago

fear of insects

Hi moms and dads!
I have a 4.2 year old son whome I strongly believe has Aspergers, but not officially diagnosed yet. He recently developed an intense fear of bugs...all kinds..following a nightmare of bees. He refusesto go outdoors unless to go somewhere by car and even then he keeps covering his ears and looking around paranoid. And if the smallest insect comes near him he screams and clings to me in a real state of panic. What should I do? I've cached some flies in a jar and he LOVES them, but… read more

posted 1 day ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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