I have a hard time finding my son pants due to sensory,etc. He will need to dress up for his Graduation photo and graduation. Possibly the prom as well. What did you do to get your teen through that?
We have hit a wall with ABA and receptive language. My 3.5 year old son has outsmarted our therapists for 9 months, we though he knew labels for common items. We would ask him to hand us an item from a field of 6 items. We figured out that he was memorizing locations or items, or would only get it correct if prompted first. We know he hears the command "Give me...", but is unable to process it. For example we will say "give me sock" and he will say "ock" several times and hand you a spoon… read more
Hi all, 9 year old son. Like most, struggles with social interactions and therefore very isolated at school. Others will play with him if he asks or if mom/dad set up a play date....but never been invited to a play date from them or a birthday party. Think its more of the parents honestly being intimidated or being worried of how to handle him (even though it would be fine). Have often though I need to be more aggressive in searching out others like my son in the area that are struggling… read more
We toured one ABA clinic, and for full-time (9am-3pm), there's no break for a nap. Is that typical? My little guy is only 3 and accustomed to a nap.
My daughter has been dignosed with aspesgers and autism. Shes about to be 6. And my 4 year old has some of the same symtoms but shes worse when it comes to melt downs. My 6 year old holds her ears and bawls, while my four year old cant coop unless she has touch. She will scream and throw fits and pull her hair. My 6 year old needs to be alone or she every now and then needs hugs and she has a hard time in social things. She rather be a lone most of the time or some times she wants to play with… read more
Social Skills group have not worked for Daniel, b/c he doesn't absorb the info. Should I look into 1:1 behavior therapy to help him with social skill and anger management? I dunno, we're a little "therapy drunk" and not sure it's worth the effort/cost to run around....?
My son is four, autistic, and desperately waiting for that "Medical" diagnosis. I'm really concerned about the "vaccination" debates on giving them to autistic children and have stopped allowing him to be vaccinated until I am more educated and confident in my decision. Now I'm terrified of the flu and how well he can deal with it. I believe he is in the beginning stages of having it and I'm real close to kicking myself in the rear!!
What are the concerns on this and is the flu shot as… read more
It's been difficult to find other females on the spectrum. Peers and playdates for my 7 y.o. daughter are getting fewer and farther between, and while we (she is PDD-NOS, I am an Aspie) share many of HFA's more common characteristics, our social and physiological challenges manifest differently. Women and girls, what are your experiences? How do you cope and connect?