Questions for parents with non-verbal teenagers... other than frustration from lack of communication and physical pain / discomfort, what seems to be the most likely reason your child has meltdowns?
Bowel Movements...or, not having them because He's trying Not to Poop.
Food, or Being Hungry.
Headaches (Eyes Crossed)
Sleepy, for not getting enough sleep nightly
Being Skin Sensitive, Itchy skin
Having young-adult issues
@A MyAutismTeam Member yes we tried to see Dr Mintz 3 years ago at CNNH, ... bad cash for the 45 minute eval and never saw Dr Mintz... then it was same issue didn't take insurance ( Horizon nor Cigna) they are good, but no easy to get in there ...
I am also familiar with Columbia, there is a great GI doctor there Dr Kara Margolis who trained under Dr Tim Buie ( Matthews doctor in Boston ) they get autism !!
I dont mind sharing at all..Matthews meds JUST got changed to this : Abilify and Thorazine seem to be working and still using melatonin and sleep has recently improved... we tried clonodine at the suggestion of one Dr and that made him tired mid day...
so Abilify and Thorazine are working ( fingers crossed ) !
@A MyAutismTeam Member.. wow that is very odd, I had the same issue... "no" would trigger a 45 minute meltdown, that is when I met Dr Buzz, a behaviorist that take me to use "if , then" (classic ABA therapy move, I am not a good ABA person, but am trying) and never use NO.... it worked :)
A speech therapist said lack of communication now that she is a adult. When she was a child lack of communication and unable to void/poop properly.