Our children do not walk around with a sign saying I have this diagnosis WATCH OUT
However, it has become my living nightmare getting qualified resources.
In Baltimore, Maryland there aren't any medical service providers that take kids under three for mental health diagnosis/treatment. Technically no one wants to diagnosis that young or put a child on medication, but my son since 2017 has steadily gotten… read more
My son is 11yrs old. We put him on Abilify but his problems were getting worse at school. He was taking meds in the morning -so we asked the doctor to take meds at bedtime thinking he is “too tired and cranky” during the daytime at school. Today he has off of school; he woke up (after the med change to bedtime) and he was angry at nothing. He said he wanted crabmeat and I didn’t have any. Then he screamed about things that didn’t make sense. He had a scream fest for about 30… read more
Have there been any parents that had to place their autistic child/adult in residential treatment due to aggression? My son is 18 years old and his aggression has increased as well aa hia OCD. He hits his family, classmates and teacher. He destroys his clothing, bedsheets, blankets and towels. There's more destructive OCD behavior but the aggression is the worst. Hes been on Risperdal 1mg for alnost 2 weeks. I want ro increase it but the psychiatrist told me to wait… read more
My son was just diagnosed today and now I don’t if I should stay.
I started to go back to school in August but now I don’t know if I should. I don’t want to take away from my son, I won’t have the same time for homework, and my head isn’t in it right now, but I love school and I did this for me. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what is right.
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
My son is 4 and weighs 60lbs and is pure muscle. When he doesn't get his way he turns to violence. He hits, pinches, and kicks. I say "no you cant do that" or "lets do something else" and he throws a fit and starts hitting me and throwing his toys. it doesnt matter if i say "no" or if i "redirect" him, its always the same. If i cant control this soon when he gets older i wont be able to control him at all. Im worried about him hurting me or my other children and… read more
Last night, my son while we were driving - wanted to first count by ones to 100, then 2's, then 10's, then by 100's to 1000, then by 1000's to about 45,000. What really struck me is he wanted to count by square numbers, up to 100. It took me a minute to realize what he was doing when he started with 1, 3, 9, 16, 25, 36...
He is limited verbally, but feel like I have to find something to encourage/support… read more
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.
This question is for parents with a daughter or son with Autism on the Severe side. Do any of you have a kid who does this when they are extremely upset ....or maybe they jump up all of the sudden, go to another chair and start whining, crying and screaming? Somehow the thought of seizures crosses my mind, although my daughter doesn't have any of the usual signs of seizures. Sure, it's possible I am missing something. She once had a therapist… read more
Does anyone have any tips on potty training I’m trying to get my 3yr old start she will sit on potty and wipe her self and flush I’m just trying to get her to go and full time