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Does your child sleep through the night?

Share your tips with other parents.

tags: sleeping

posted 3 months ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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What's serenity? Is that some kind of essential oil? @A MyAutismTeam User

posted 1 day ago

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

Pediatric neurologist? psychiatrist? behavioral specialist, etc?

posted 7 months ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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We actually was already seeing a Neurodevelopmental doctor at our local children’s hospital so he was the one who prescribed our daughter her medication… read more

posted 28 days ago

What would you share with parents of children with ASD who are considering a dog or cat?

tags: asd dog cat

posted about 6 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Bring your child with you to pick it out. Different pet personalities may not mesh well with an ASD kid.

posted 25 days ago

What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you?

tags: advice

posted about 1 year ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I can't really be stricter because she's going to rebel more, and no, she doesn't listen most of the time if I use that approach. So, I normally get… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Did you lose friends after your child was diagnosed?

tags: Friends

posted 5 months ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Blessings Brother! You did not lose anything! As I've stated in other responses: "Sometimes, the people who walk away, were not in the destiny God has… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Has autism, or is autistic?

I'm curious to know what others say when characterizing their young child's disorder in a context where it's necessary to identify it, such as arranging for special accommodations.

"I have a child with autism."
"I have an autistic child."
"My child is on the autism spectrum."
"I have a child with special needs."
"I have a child that is smarter than me but can't tie his own shoelaces."

Don't mean to stir up controversy. I'm just interested in how others feel about this.

tags: autism autistic special needs

posted about 3 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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For me, it depends on where and who we are speaking with. If they are ignorant people who I feel we have to explain every single solitary thing to....I… read more

posted 12 months ago

Does your child stand too close or touch others without consent?

posted about 2 months ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Yes, one twin is always speaking to anybody by saying "Hi Lady or Hi Man" and the other twin is always complimenting everybody on their clothes if she… read more

posted 5 days ago

Have any of you reached the point where you have stopped mourning the life you imagined your child WOULD have had if not for autism?

I remember the exact moment I stopped mourning. About 2 years ago, I was watching a group of mothers at my son's school playground chatting and lamenting about their kids and the typical social drama that they were going through. It hit me that he does not judge people at all in that way and he never will. I admired that about him. And I let go of that imagined child's life and dove… read more

tags: neurotypical sad mourning wish cure hopeful acceptance appreciation

posted almost 6 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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You have to stop thinking about could've/would've/should've and start thinking about what is.

Giving my son B vitamins helps him, and seeing the… read more

posted 4 months ago

How do you feel about pressure from schools to mainstream your child out of special ed?

I'm worried that Ryan will be forced to give up his unique perspective to comply and fit into mainsteam classes. He is only in Pre-K and there is pressure being applied to get him out of special ed into regular Kindergarten by next year. I feel they dont know him well enough, and with his delays I think it's setting him up for failure.
Can I hear from parents with children that have gone the route into mainstreaming, and some… read more

tags: special ed mainstreaming

posted about 6 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I have and never will understand or feel good about mainstreaming. This is not to change the minds of those of you who this has worked out well for, but… read more

posted 12 months ago

Does anyone have advice for how to respond to rude comments from strangers?

tags: rude comments

posted 5 months ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I quote Monty python.... "your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. now go away before I taunt you a second time"

posted 20 days ago
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