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I am looking for resources that schools offer for children with autism and what resources are available for them as well. Has anyone experienced going through multiple medications before finding the ones that will help?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Meds do work but often you have to find the right Med or Med combination most times, then you have to work with the dosage. Also some don't work right away so you have to give them time to work or not work if that is the case. We have also used some for a while and changed because the side effects were worse than what we were getting as a benifit. If you have a good doctor they will help you through it. Sometimes a PCP can do it but other times a psychiatrist or a neurologist is best for meds.

I know there are a lot of people who are anti Med but most of them have a child higher on the spectrum but people with children that are nonverbal and self injourous require meds most times just to function. I don't mean to offend anyone but there is a huge difference.

In regards to schools they can provide ABA, PT, OT and speech therapy. What you get and how much you get is determined by the school and the state you are in. They will do an evaluation and give services based on that. You don't have to agree and you can ask for more but you are going to have to prove your case. Some states are far better than others.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I will definitely be looking into it thank you

posted over 3 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

That seems a little excessive on the changes in meds for that period of time. It took a month for my son's anti anxiety pills to take affect. When he was in meddle school we ended up putting him on low dose of Ritalin to help him focus. This worked for a time.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you for your response it is very helpful. My son has gone through 6 different medications and dosages of each for the past 2 months and still my son is unable to function. Every time the psychiatrist changes the medication, he tells me we just need to be more aggressive with his medication. I am hopeful that one day soon my son will get put on the right medication so I can help him through this new journey we are going to embark on.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

How long did it take for you to find the right combination? How frequent did your doctor change them in between to notice they weren't working? What medication did work?

posted over 3 years ago
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