My 11 yr old son is taking a lot of meds. Is on 1200 mg lithium a day, 1000 mg depakote a day, .01 mg clonidine 3 at night, and 5 mg resperidone a day. Have had to call police every other week for help because he says he wants to die and tries to hurt himself. He has been in 2 psychiatric hospitals in the past month and they keep increasing meds. The state has now become involved and wants to take custody of him to try to get him off these meds. Is anyone out there dealing with the same issues??? He… read more
My daughter is about to turn 7 (she was diagnosed when she was 2 with moderate autism) and is becoming more aggressive when she doesn't get her way or is told "no" and she's recently started to cause self injury, I'm not really wanting to have to put her on medication for this but I have been reading about "Risperdal" what are your thoughts on this and has anyone used this to help their child with autism to help with their… read more
I need agencies paid by medicaid or reputable places for a caretaker for my 11 yr old boy in the Denver area. Do you know of any? I've had trouble finding them. If you do have some what is the process like? If you had to pay out of pocket with other places; what is the process like?
My son has started chewing his shirt at school. He has ruined 2 sweatshirts, 2 long sleeved shirts and 3 tshirts. I have tried chewies, but they work for a minute and he is back to his shirt. Any suggestions? ( He has pica, he likes to chew/eat string)
my boy was diagnosed with ASD when he was 5 years old
he started reception in main stream school, now he is in year 1. He had his ASD diagnosis in white lodge centre chertsey, after the diagnosis he was called for speech therapy in white lodge centre.
After that i just don't know who to
contact for further therapies and what next ?
i feel i don't know much about it and i just dont know who to ask for help and guidance.
I have asked the school that i want to
apply for EHC plan but that… read more
I work for a company that recognizes April being Autism month. Instead of HR printing out Wikipedia tid bits I thought that perhaps I could use the display to actually educate.
I googled infographics and sadly some of them actually had things like "often people with autism are gifted in music and art " and other such stereotypes.
What would YOU like people who aren't on the ASD tip to know to help them interact with, understand people on the spectrum?
I try… read more
Has anyone done in research into the increased autism rates in the children of Viet Nam Veterans? I have recently read some articles because my mother started receiving benefits for my father who was a veteran and died at age 55 from complications of diabetes and high blood pressure. He had both from his mid-twenties, well before he had weight problems, and was never able to totally control them. I was curious why the VA thought the diabetes was from his service.… read more
As for myself, I am a proud dad to 2 boys on the autism spectrum and know when my wife and I were starting our own journey, we, of course, worried about long term care for our boys and how we could make sure they were taken care of after we are gone.
My 2 year old sister, Elizabeth, was recently diagnosed with ASD. She is getting so much better at correctly pronouncing the alphabet and individual letter sounds, but the letter 'f' is the one she struggles to say the most.
For example, when counting to five, she says: "One, two, ree, bore, bive." The 'b' sound usually replaces the 'f' sound in words that start with 'f,' and I'm trying to come up with ways to continually expose her to… read more
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