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
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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).
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!