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Planning to move from washington state to los angeles

Planning to move from washington state to los angeles

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.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

This is good info, i really appreciate it. Although most of my husbands' family live in glendale, i really prefer the burbank area.
This week i will… read more

posted about 14 hours ago

Huge family /almost adult child transition question!!

Huge family /almost adult child transition question!!

I have two boys with HFA. However we are in a real life dilemma. My 20 yr old son is doing fine. But my 17 yr old son (almost 18 in August), is really struggling. He has been in and out of the hospital every month for Autism/ bipolar/psychosis/aggression. I am divorced and his father is not around much. Maybe a few hours a week. He too has HFA/Bipolar/adhd, and a drinking problem. Now back in 2011 I met someone and we began living with each other. It… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

These resources are in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, but maybe they can direct you to contacts is your area.

Maria Bellantuono, LCPC - Amita Health… read more

posted 8 days ago

Options Other Than Preschool for Almost 4 YO?

Options Other Than Preschool for Almost 4 YO?

My son was recently diagnosed with ASD. He is in speech therapy, OT and PT. The developmental pediatrician and his therapists keep telling me they highly recommend that I put him in preschool but I would prefer to keep him at home. Every time I ask what in home options there are they try to talk me out of it and will not talk to me about other options. Otherwise they are great and I do not want to switch to another DP or other therapists, but I am having a hard time… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Join swimming class . It helps in social interaction n speech

edited, originally posted 15 days ago

I just started reading a book about RDI. Sounds interesting so far. Does anyone here have experience with RDI they can share?

I just started reading a book about RDI. Sounds interesting so far. Does anyone here have experience with RDI they can share?

RDI stands for Relationship Development Intervention. The general idea (again I am just learning) is that development in ASD is slower and in many cases deficient in dynamic learning. And the best way to support this is through relationship models, either with an RDI consultant who trains the parents, or an RDI therapist where the parent is involved.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks for sharing

posted 26 days ago

Options Other Than Preschool for Almost 4 YO?

Options Other Than Preschool for Almost 4 YO?

My son was recently diagnosed with ASD. He is in speech therapy, OT and PT. The developmental pediatrician and his therapists keep telling me they highly recommend that I put him in preschool but I would prefer to keep him at home. Every time I ask what in home options there are they try to talk me out of it and will not talk to me about other options. Otherwise they are great and I do not want to switch to another DP or other therapists, but I am having a hard time… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Welcome

posted about 1 month ago

How many parents have their child on a holistic protocal (chelation, supplementation, etc)? How much progress has your child made?

How many parents have their child on a holistic protocal (chelation, supplementation, etc)? How much progress has your child made?

I'm concerned since I've moved to Texas at the high number of holistic doctors here that have jumped on the Kreb Cycle (digestive cylcle)DNA, chelated therapy for removal of "heavy metals", and high supplementation bandwagon! Parents need to know that some of these "doctors" are claiming to be certified specialist when they are not. ALL of these protocals have never been approved (and have… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I use Essential oils - I also vaccinate. The Essential oils have helped a lot. Lizzie purposely asks for Lavendar and I am more than happy to diffuse it… read more

posted about 2 years ago

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

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 about 2 years ago

Have u ever had a advocate that didn't help

Have u ever had a advocate that didn't help

Some people claim that they can help u and your child ( some so called advocates) but when u talk 2 them (lol) u sound like the advocate and they sound uneducated and very unreliability , why do some people call themselves advocates when they really really don't help ya , not all just some . some are amazing and some are .......................... U fill in the blank

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hello There! I guess first thing I would like to ask you is what are you looking for an advocate for?
As a Mom who has a 19 year old with autism I have… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Is ABA helpful for High Functioning ASD kids?

Is ABA helpful for High Functioning ASD kids?

For those with High-functioning kids, have you found ABA therapy to be helpful? Or not? and why?

My son's teacher and school team were discouraging me from pursuing ABA therapy for my son because he is considered "high-functioning" I was under the impression that ABA can be helpful for all degrees of learning and development.

Hoping to draw some insight from some of you...

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

mtaheny1...Thank You! I agree 100% with what you said. I am a Mother of three children with Autism, from low to high functioning. ABA was over my… read more

posted 9 months ago

Does anyone have advice for how to respond to rude comments from strangers?

Does anyone have advice for how to respond to rude comments from strangers?

My daughter has a lot of sensory processing problems which we are working on with OT. These challenges for her become extreme when we need to take her grocery shopping . The rude comments from strangers has been getting worse... Before they would say something to me or give me the "bad parent" glare but lately some have had the nerve to say things to her. A few weeks ago I actually witnessed 2 adult women photographing her while laughing… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I would not react well to them photographing my child without your permission

posted 4 months ago
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