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

tags: asd dog cat

posted over 5 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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we have a cat and its a great thing it helps him calm down when he needs it.

posted 7 months 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 3 months ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I personally would stay away from pharmaceuticals. Look into this supplement called Behavior Balance. It's what I give my son, along with Epsom salt… read more

posted 7 days ago

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

tags: advice

posted 10 months ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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@A MyAutismTeam User~ One thing I have learned with 1 special needs son & his 2 siblings after almost 45 years, is that you can't predict anything… read more

posted 2 days 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 almost 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 8 months ago

Did you lose friends after your child was diagnosed?

tags: Friends

posted about 1 month ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Yes. But I reached out and found others like YOU and through the Autism Welcomed Decal symbol :)

posted 2 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 over 5 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Joan, I think that the best thing you can show any child is how to be independent and it's good that you are doing this with your son. I know my… read more

posted about 2 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 over 5 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 8 months ago

Anyone ever lose friends because of their child's autism?

I had a friend that this past year was also my sons preschool teacher. During the year I never really noticed that she seemed like she became real distant. The other teacher had mentioned to me that my friend did not really know how to handle Kade when he had his meltdowns. I honestly did not say anything I figured my friend would ask me if she needed help I trusted her and Kade seemed happy enough with school. So now that school has been out two months for… read more

posted about 4 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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unfortunately all to often i don't blame them for being uneducated or ignorant ! lol truth is there is only so many times you can apologizes, example… read more

posted 4 months ago

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

My daughter has a lot of sensory processing problems which we are working on with OT. These challenges for her become extreme when we need to take her grocery shopping . The rude comments from strangers has been getting worse... Before they would say something to me or give me the "bad parent" glare but lately some have had the nerve to say things to her. A few weeks ago I actually witnessed 2 adult women photographing her while laughing… read more

posted almost 4 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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@A MyAutismTeam User from when I first answered your question 3 years ago with this advice (that I now put on a blog read more

posted 7 months ago

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

tags: rude comments

posted 29 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Also I'm thinking if your baby is with you tell them he or she is special!

posted about 15 hours ago
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