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Help Me to Help My Son Resources: Medical, Education, Peditrician,: ABA therapist, Transportation & Prayer

Help Me to Help My Son Resources: Medical, Education, Peditrician,: ABA therapist, Transportation & Prayer

Our children do not walk around with a sign saying I have this diagnosis WATCH OUT
However, it has become my living nightmare getting qualified resources.

In Baltimore, Maryland there aren't any medical service providers that take kids under three for mental health diagnosis/treatment. Technically no one wants to diagnosis that young or put a child on medication, but my son since 2017 has steadily gotten… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Contact the Department of Developmental Disorders and ask about support groups, rss, anything. Ask your pediatrician for a referral to a behavioral… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Why, when the same story of our autistic children's suffering is told, is there no progress in the treatment or prevention of autism ?

Why, when the same story of our autistic children's suffering is told, is there no progress in the treatment or prevention of autism ?

Does anyone agree with this. We can't make progress until we identify their problems. To help we need a National Database for Autism designed to split the spectrum into subsets and for each of these to be researched as a separate condition.
In the UK we need a Minister of State for Autism independent from the Health Ministry who have failed so miserably.

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Please review your chemistry before making such statements. https://www.healthline.com/health/sodium-chlorite

posted 6 days ago
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Has anyone tried music therapy in treatment plan to motivate speech?

Has anyone tried music therapy in treatment plan to motivate speech?

Was looking through QAs here and results are a few years old...anyone utilizing music therapy at all? If so, what’s been your experience?

My son loves music, esp when he sees guitar and banjo players on TV, tinkering around with the keyboard, etc. Artist and musician genes in the family, so very warm to the idea of music therapy as potential outlet to motivate speech!

Pray tell!

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Yes we did when she was totally nonverbal.

posted 12 months ago
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Level 2/3 verbal communication

Level 2/3 verbal communication

Curious, are there children diagnosed as level 2/3 that are able to ever communicate verbally successfully? Our son is 2 1/2 and non verbal currently. Hes in speech therapy 4xwk and im wondering if verbal communication could be a possibility down the line? As long as hes able to communicate with us in some fashion i guess thats all that matters but how wonderful would it be to hear him talk.

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Speech is definitely possible for your son. My daughter was nonverbal up to 2.5 and then was completely echolalic. Only repeating lines from tv shows at… read more

posted 8 months ago
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How many parents have their child on a holistic protocal (chelation, supplementation, etc)? How much progress has your child made?

How many parents have their child on a holistic protocal (chelation, supplementation, etc)? How much progress has your child made?

I'm concerned since I've moved to Texas at the high number of holistic doctors here that have jumped on the Kreb Cycle (digestive cylcle)DNA, chelated therapy for removal of "heavy metals", and high supplementation bandwagon! Parents need to know that some of these "doctors" are claiming to be certified specialist when they are not. ALL of these protocals have never been approved (and have… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I use Essential oils - I also vaccinate. The Essential oils have helped a lot. Lizzie purposely asks for Lavendar and I am more than happy to diffuse it… read more

posted about 2 years ago
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Prozac

Prozac

My daughter is 11 and her SIB’s and maladaptive behaviors’ are increasing!! She is definitely going through puberty We are about to start a low dose of Prozac bc Medical Marijuana is not an option in my state which sucks because THC did amazing when tried once with an edible!! I would prefer this over any other prescribed drugs!! If it is legal in your state I highly recommend getting on it!! Please anyone give me feed back on Prozac!! She is also EXTREMELY OCD and SEVERE ANXIETY!! Thank-you

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Prozac another name for that I got told is floxatine . I had same extreme ocd and sever anxiety . Didn't get diagnosed back then but round 16 after… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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Has anyone's adolescent child with high functioning autism become extremely aggressive?

Has anyone's adolescent child with high functioning autism become extremely aggressive?

My son is now 16 and for the past four years has become increasingly more aggressive. He has been hospitalized short term four times now, has been on three of the atypical antipsychotics and one first generation antipsychotic with worse rage behavior occurring when on those drugs. He has been on Depakote and was on Concerta for a long period, about seven years. At this time we are working with intensive in home therapists, but… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

This is heartbreaking for me to read & write a reply to. My brother had the same problems before he was emergency placed. My mother and I were… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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Drugs recommended

Drugs recommended

My son is becoming more hyper the older he gets .he is harder to control . He is 5 and is able to repeat things but cant remeber anything ... tried ritalin it didnt work .. in suggestions please

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

As far as drugs go be very careful. My son is 22 and has been on very many drugs. If I knew the side effects then like I do now I would have not have… read more

posted 6 months ago
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What are the best school districts/schools in the Los Angeles Area?

What are the best school districts/schools in the Los Angeles Area?

To preface, my ds is high-functioning and currently in a mainstream charter. He is receiving speech therapy 3x week at school. Would love to hear any school and/or districts that you have personal experience with that have provided support for your child on the spectrum in Los Angeles County (around Cerritos, Cypress, Long Beach vicinity).

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Any parents here have extremely aggressive kids? What has helped your child, and what do you do for yourself to tolerate it?

Any parents here have extremely aggressive kids? What has helped your child, and what do you do for yourself to tolerate it?

Hoping to collaborate with other parents in our findings as to what can help our family. Medications are becoming far more ineffective and we are ready to wean him off of his psychiatric meds, but we have really run into problems weaning more so than him being on them. We'd like to know more about the parents that have success with other treatments!

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you Beth Ann!

I am trying to learn more about people's personal experiences with all of that. I am very wary of what will become of him in the… read more

posted over 2 years ago
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