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Risperal

Risperal

My child started risperal recently. Takes one in morning one at night. He been sleeping good lately but sleeps in so late now. Its summer now but he cant do this when school starts up again. Does this med cause so much sleepiness? Im concerned. Does anyone child take this medicine? Does once a day in the morning work better? Does taking it at night only work? I know every child different. Just want some info on experiences with sleepiness or sleeping too much. We will see doctor next week and let him… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Max doesn't take the same thing, but he also takes his in part for sleep. He's taking one in the morning, 1.5 at night. To begin with , it had a pretty… read more

posted 11 minutes ago
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My son doesnt eat solid textured foods

My son doesnt eat solid textured foods

My 4 yr old son only eats puree foods. He gags when any textured food gets in his mouth. He sometimes goes on food strikes and only drinks his pediasures. He was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. And the medicine he GI perscribed us has horrible possible side effects. Im so stressed out about it. I just am at a loss on what to do. Does anyone have any success with eating therapy? I believe if we can get him to start eating a healthy diet his gut will start to feel… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I went through this with both my boys. My older son didn’t start eating solids until he was almost 3 yrs. old. He had major sensory issues with food… read more

edited, originally posted 8 days ago
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Autism and overeating.

Autism and overeating.

My son is almost 11 and was diagnosed at the age of 2. He has come so far in so many ways. Until he was about 6 years old he barely ate much and the few things he did eat where not nutritional. I had a long list of vitamins and supplements he had to take daily. But one day he willing started trying new foods and now has somewhat of a good balanced diet. But he has gone from when he was younger seeming like he was going to starve himself to now which is constantly thinking of food,… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son is 22 and his eating is out of control!!!

posted 8 days ago
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Sleep

Sleep

Is there any thing can help autistic kid to stay asleep during the night? My son usually gets up in the middle of the night for 2- 3 hours then he goes back to sleep . Now he is 7 years old and we had this sleep problem since he was a baby . We had tried several kind of sleep medications but nothing really worked . Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Yes!
But he didn't like it

posted 1 day ago
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Prozac

Prozac

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

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Prozac another name for that I got told is floxatine . I had same extreme ocd and sever anxiety . Didn't get diagnosed back then but round 16 after… read more

posted 9 days ago
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Do any of your children touch your elbow or rub about against your arm constantly?

Do any of your children touch your elbow or rub about against your arm constantly?

My son is starting to play/touch my elbow all the time everyday. It is as if he cannot help himself or stop. He also keeps touching his own arm by bringing it towards his mouth. When we are in public he always wants to touch/rub my elbow or rub up against my arm and I know sometimes people stare because it looks odd. I do not know how to make him stop. Any suggestions?

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son's OT recommended a chew necklace & bangle (it looks like a hard rubber dog tag), as my guy when anxious would twist his lip or lick. These… read more

posted almost 2 years ago
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Where is the best place to live in Colorado?

Where is the best place to live in Colorado?

My husband & I want to move our family out to Colorado in the next 2 years. We would love to live near the mountains and also near a community that has programs like Easter Seals so our daughter can get out of the house and have fun during the summer. Where would be the best place to move?

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I constantly check online (if anywhere we plan to move it's always good to really do your research) especially if you know your child might not be so… read more

posted 13 days ago
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Just wondering

Just wondering

Ok I have a question about TSS/wraparound. My son was approved for TSS in May for the upcoming school year. He's to receive full time TSS in school from 830-300 m,w-f & 930-3 Tuesday, school starts Monday. I was very straightforward from the beginning that I wanted the TSS he had during the summer to be the same as the one for school. Now I thought I had a good relationship with his TSS, but apparently I didn't because she didn't feel the need to tell that if something opened up at another… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@Dragonwings As of now the problem is fixed but it means we have to be up at 830 am tomorrow and they will be here til 2 then meet and greet at school… read more

edited, originally posted almost 2 years ago
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Need help with The Blues. The dreams I had for my 16 y/o low-functioning son are fading. The "breakthrough" isn't too likely to happen.

Need help with The Blues. The dreams I had for my 16 y/o low-functioning son are fading. The "breakthrough" isn't too likely to happen.

Nicky is transitioning from Middle to High School, so the IEP this year included a very detailed Psychoeducational Report. It was performed and written by a brilliant school psychologist. The summary; even after all these years of work in school and with Speech Therapists, Nicky's skills vary in the age equivalent range of less than 3 to about 5 years old.
I guess I needed to… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I have a child in first grade only but i am always worrying about how he will be as an adults, if he will be able to fend for himself, if he will be… read more

posted about 5 years ago
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Constant talk about random things not true

Constant talk about random things not true

Does anyone else out there deal with this with their children, my son is seven, has autism, ADHD and anxiety. He will talk non stop about random things that are completely not true. It's beyond scripting or repeating things others have said at this point! He will go on about his job and his kids and the car he drives. He was talking about his grown up friend Kevin ( which started out scripting with the name moved up to this) where he lives and his car. I asked my son… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I am having a similar situation with my 6 year old son. The book Nurturing Narratives has been helping. Everyday, we sit down together to illustrate and… read more

posted about 2 years ago
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