I'm looking for some insight from anyone who's had experience with both DIR/Floortime and with ABA. We might be moving our son to a new school who uses DIR/Floortime but our Regional Center thinks it's not as effective or useful as ABA.
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
Planning to move from washington state (puyallup) to los angles hoping for better autism services. The wait list here for therapies as well as appointment for developmental pedia is unbearable (only 2 dev pedia in pierce county atm). Just wondering if there are better services somewhere in burbank or glendale area. My son is 10 has a diagnosis, has iep, in special center class, gets 30mins of speech weekly in public school. No ABA yet.
My youngest is displaying signs of ASD. We have had her evaluated once, she was a little behind in speech and language but the evaluator was not concerned. We are trying for another eval with videos of her range of behaviors. My concern is that after watching her older brothers regress that she will do the same. She needs some dental work and outright fights the dentist. He says she needs to be put under general anesthesia to complete the work. I read somewhere that kids on the… read more
This is frustrating because its behavior not a specific LOOK of having autism.
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
My son is 11yrs old. We put him on Abilify but his problems were getting worse at school. He was taking meds in the morning -so we asked the doctor to take meds at bedtime thinking he is “too tired and cranky” during the daytime at school. Today he has off of school; he woke up (after the med change to bedtime) and he was angry at nothing. He said he wanted crabmeat and I didn’t have any. Then he screamed about things that didn’t make sense. He had a scream fest for about 30… read more
Have there been any parents that had to place their autistic child/adult in residential treatment due to aggression? My son is 18 years old and his aggression has increased as well aa hia OCD. He hits his family, classmates and teacher. He destroys his clothing, bedsheets, blankets and towels. There's more destructive OCD behavior but the aggression is the worst. Hes been on Risperdal 1mg for alnost 2 weeks. I want ro increase it but the psychiatrist told me to wait… read more
Hello Everyone and anyone who can assist me!!!!!
I'm looking for suggestions... my son is a very Picky eater and I would love to introduce him to new foods or at least food he use to eat. He is 6 years old now so i have to be very clever but i really want to be honest with him. He loves loves loves pizza, apples chips/doritos and of course fruit snacks but i slowed that down. i do give him a probiotics to keep him regular which has been very helpful!
I can't find any children that can relate to my child at all. He goes off on a tangent about cars nonstop. He thinks that everyone knows about what he likes and should like the things that he likes. I have encouraged his interest in Mustangs by buying him books on the subject, model cars, matchbox cars, etc. He likes to draw pictures of the interior of cars from memory. He is only 5 and in… read more