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What kind of testing should be done?

Diagnosed at 18 months old with PDD NOS he will be eight and September he hasn't had any testing done since then they tried in school but he would not participate I'm just wondering what tests should I be looking for or asking for or anything like that please and thanks in advance we are from West Virginia

posted 4 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

When they're younger it's much harder. I remember the battlezones my daughter put me through. But I stayed firm. If she didn't cooperate she lost… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Please is anyone from West Virginia?? thinking about moving to Washington or Allegheny Co of Pennsylvania. FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE OR ADD ME

I need HELP and pointed in the right direction with PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING! He's diagnosed on the higher end of the spectrum... PLEASE ANY ONE HELP!!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!

posted over 4 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Sorry there is also a place called the developmental unit in Pittsburgh. It is through the children's hospital but not in the actually hospital. They… read more

posted over 3 years ago
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Throwing Technology- Teenage Son

My son just turned 15. For the past couple of years he has had this obsession of throwing technology.

He use to love to pay with his tablet, computer, Wii, DS, etc. Now he won't even touch a TV remote.

He gets irritated at the smallest glitch, such as slow speed, hitting a wrong button, etc. He feels like if this happens he has no choice but to throw the item.

He's been through therapy and tried hypnosis, but nothing has helped. I want him to be able to use technology for fun and… read more

posted 9 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hello ! Sorry it took so long to get back to you.
Decades ago some parents noticed that their kids had gastrointestinal problems and when they were… read more

edited, originally posted 4 days ago
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Where can I look to get the best way to be prepared for I.E.P.

8 yr old is having behavior problems in class because he is bored. Was wondering about getting him an aid and ifthere is anything else that could help him..in Northern W.V.

edited, originally posted 12 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you so much

posted 4 days ago
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IEP next step once refused? Want functional behav evsl.

I am in CA. My son is in kinder (hf asd/adhd). I had an IEP meeting on Thursday & was told IEP is refused since he is near passing grade level & not failing. The issue is he is sitting under a table during most class time if not chosen to be a helper. He has also had a min. Of 5 head injuries since October at school. Tripping, lack of focus/excitement, kicked, head butted (lack of awareness of spatial distance/personal space/lacking social cues.
I've… read more

posted about 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We had a similar situation..Our son's behaviors were due to extreme anxieties, therefore, he was given the IEP based on "emotional disturbance " or "ED"… read more

posted 2 months ago
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Wanting to know about swimming classes for an older child?

My son is 9 and Ive waited to sign him up for swimming lessons because of his willingness to cooperate and follow directions. I would like to have him take lessons this summer to keep him busy and because it is something he enjoys! Any suggestions for classes for an older child with Autism?!

posted 9 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Our son started swimming lessons this past summer and his instructor also works indoors in the winter borrowing space from aquatots. It has strengthened… read more

posted 5 days ago
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We got a new puppy, need help

Idk if anyone can help me with this, or not. Here goes.
We got a black lab puppy 2 weeks ago. My husband and I are dog lovers and Roman has always seemed to do well around dogs.
The puppy is so sweet and great and learning things really well. I've already bonded with the puppy, but Roman seems very uninterested. Any time the puppy comes to him for attention, he cries and starts kicking at her. I'm always there so no one is getting hurt or anything, but I'm worried he won't bond with… read more

posted 12 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Does your child like to take walks? If yes let him know the puppy likes walks to and see if he might want to help walk the dog.

posted 5 days ago
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Looking for suggestions in getting 6 yr old dressed for school.

My son is 6 years old and attends school M-F. Lately every morning it has been a challenge getting our son to get dressed. He has a meltdown and fights with us. He punches, kicks, screams, you name it. If we tell him to stop hitting he has even more of a meltdown. This has become an issue not because by the time he finally calms down and gets dressed we end up being late to school. We have tried having him pick his clothes. We have also tried having… read more

posted about 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We use animals to help him comfort himself which also allows him to communicate with the dog when he doesn't want to communicate with people. He has… read more

posted 16 days ago
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What experiences have you had with apraxia of speech? What does it look like and what is evaluation process like?

My son is 4 and minimally verbal. Any language he has is not very functional and often sounds much like baby babbling. We started using Gemiini video program with him and his vocabulary is slowly increasing. The videos use discrete modeling and repetition of words to teach vocabulary and skills. It seems that by the way he pays attention to the mouth movements and the way he sometimes focuses when… read more

edited, originally posted 8 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks for the response! I actually already started the process of getting additional speech therapy, just waiting for scheduling. When your child was… read more

posted 7 days ago
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How do you manage aggressive and self injurious behavior?

My 2 1/2 year old has moderate-severe autism and is non verbal. A lot of the times he will pinch his arms (sometimes occasionally biting them as well). Recently, he has started head banging a lot and will repeatedly hit his head on the hard wood floor over and over again or other objects. His ABA therapists and OT say to block It with my hand but I feel like that isn’t effective in dealing with it long term and there are times when I’m not close enough to… read more

posted 8 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Weighted blanket helps with my daughter during meltdowns. When she is in the mood for sounds, music helps her too.

posted 7 days ago
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