My daughter has mild autism but also severely depressed. Public school triggers her depression and anxiety and she's been in 5 different schools in about as many years. She just started middle school after being kicked out of the alternative school she was in. She's going downhill - doesn't care about anything, no bathing, no interest in previously enjoyable activities. It just kills me.
Now I'm considering taking her out to do virtual school… read more
My son has been going to a weekly "life skills" class for just over a year where he gets occupational therapy and speech therapy on an alternating basis. I think the group has been very helpful with his pragmatic speech delay and has given him extra practice with his social skills as well so I am very happy with that aspect of it. However, I don't understand the OT. I had a one-on-one conversation with the OT a few weeks ago to ask her specifically what… read more
Hi all, my son is inclined towards music and dance. Couple of months back we got Xbox for our daughter for her love of dance, we started 'JustDance' and within few days we realised our son Ansh is very much interested in following dance steps. He loves to follow steps and enjoys dancing any time. He cannot completely copy the steps, but finds alternative simple movement to copy the difficult steps. I am interested in enrolling him for dance sessions but I don't know if he will work in group… read more
My 19yrs daugther has austim, all the works, what medication DOES NOT put weight on. She has to take melotonin for sleep.
Ok, 2 with Severe Autism, and 1 dangling close to the spectrum. ...we all have been doin ABA for at least 4 straight years. Of course there a zillions of positives, I'm wondering if it's possible to max out? Do bx Analysts SEE the kid imprisoned in the body? Or do they only see the behavior?
If a kid does max out, THEN WHAT?
my oldest 10 years old, youngest is 7. So far, The most common advice from APD, DCF, and a very respected group of BCBA'S .....the sooner I find… read more
I have a 16 year old with Asperger's that was diagnosed a couple years ago by the school psychologist, and now recently evaluated by an independent psychologist. The second evaluation I am not certain I agree completely. My daughter is of exceptional intellect, having been previously given intelligence tests. The psychologist determined she has Level 2 Autism. I think it more likely that my daughter got tired of answering questions. That being said, my daughter has had… read more
I'm looking for any advice, my son is almost 13 and seems completely addicted to video games. We do limit his time but when its time to get off he gets so irritated and mean. When not playing his xbox he is watching youtube. We have bought models and legos to give him alternatives. He never goes outside and wont invite friends over. I have no idea what to do with him I cannot constantly amuse him but when left alone he goes straight to a screen or falls asleep. Please help!! As… read more