Is anyone getting services from birth to 3 ( early intervention)in ct? My son (21 months old)is getting service from southbay agency but I am not satisfied as all of them are inexperienced fresh graduates. I do have an option to switch to another agency called creative interventions but not sure if I will get any quality serivices there or not. Moreover, I wanted to have max hours for my son and with great difficulty they agreed to give him 16 hours of services including ot,… read more
My 5 year old son was recently diagonsed with mild Autism. His opportunities are social interaction & some sensory. He's always so in his own head or acting out his favorite cartoon that he doesn't listen to us a lot of the time. Getting him to stop & focus can be hard. He's currently receiving Speech & O.T services weekly. At school is his very well behaved & the teachers have no issues with him. But, at home it's another… read more
My daughter is in Kindergarten with a lot of behavior issues. Some are dangerous to others and herself, such as hitting/poking others in face, pulling others' hair hard, getting pushed/dragged by others due her aggression/behavior. But the school didn't say anything about behavior intervention. We just set up a 504 plan with not substantial behavior intervention component. The school only created some daily behavior rating note to monitor and reward her for… read more
When I first logged onto the site, everybody was speaking in code. I couldn't understand what they were talking about. Try as I might, I couldn't find anything on the site or the Q+A like a glossary. So, I decided to start one. I'll begin with some of the terms/acronyms I commonly use. Feel free to add the terms/acronyms that you commonly use!
ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder
Aspie = A person diagonosed with Asperger's Syndrome
ADHD = Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
ADD =… read more
Does anyone have any experience with planning the first IEP with a new special ed program at preschool? My son is transitioning from early intervention to our town's school system next month. Any tips for the first IEP?
Long New York Times article documenting recovery from autism in about 10% of cases.
The Kids Who Beat Autism
By RUTH PADAWERJULY 31, 2014
At first, everything about L.'s baby boy seemed normal. He met every developmental milestone and delighted in every discovery. But at around 12 months, B. seemed to regress, and by age 2, he had fully retreated into his own world. He no longer made eye contact, no longer seemed to hear, no longer seemed to understand the… read more
I'm nervous it may be too intense and cause regression.