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How Can Parents Get Their Adult Child Diagnosed, Get Community Support, And Secure A Job?

How Can Parents Get Their Adult Child Diagnosed, Get Community Support, And Secure A Job?

My 27 yr. old son (whom we believe to have Asperger's) has not been able to ace a job interview in over 2 yrs. He is very polite and intelligent, and has been on many job skills courses but somehow, something just doesn't connect or go over well with the interviewer and he is rejected. Perhaps they are picking up on and focusing more on his slightly unusual voice inflections and/or body language than on his ability to perform the job well.

{I should add, that although highly intelligent in many… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Most states have a department for rehabilitative and disability services. Also even though he is older chech with the school district parent resource services they may have some answers for you.

posted about 5 years ago

What Therapy Is Beneficial For Asperger's?

What Therapy Is Beneficial For Asperger's?

My son was recently diagnosised with Asperger's, but also has ADHD, bi-polar with psychotic tendencies, Mild MR, Congnitive Learning disablity, conduct disorder, and has many different sensory issues. Please help I am reading a huge book but it is very over whelming and I am getting so much info all at once, I am not able to process

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I agree! Again, I'm not a doctor. I don't know how old your son is and/or why the bipolar diagnosis. My son has hallucinations/hears voices...he also has anger issues when he is having high… read more

posted about 10 years ago

Looking For The Best Program For Adult With Autism In Northern Virgina

Looking For The Best Program For Adult With Autism In Northern Virgina

we just moved back from a long stay in the middle east and our son is autistic with ID and he is now 25 years old. we live in virginia now and looking for any program that can help us place him even if it is a private as all the state funded has a long waiting list. so we can pay for his placement until such time we get the waiver approval. please help us if you you have a name or a resource of a consultant to guide us through

thank you

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I have and we are getting good answers so far

Thank you very much

posted about 9 years ago

Any Suggestion If Insurance Doesn't Cover ABA?

Any Suggestion If Insurance Doesn't Cover ABA?

I am very sad today because I found that our insurance (united healthcare) doesn't cover the ABA therapy and it seems san diego regional center has the income limit for helping with that. I think it will be too expensive for us and I am not sure what we can do for our 3.5 year old son.any suggestion?
In our plan it is explained that
Mental health services for autism are not covered under the plan. Medical services for autism are covered if otherwise covered by the plan.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I meant that some hospitals that have Speech, OT etc. also have behavioral therapy and offer a deal to people that do not have the coverage. That was our experience in Chicago. A back up idea. I am… read more

posted about 4 years ago

What Do You Encourage For Independent Play?

What Do You Encourage For Independent Play?

What do you encourage for independent play. Be have drawing and puzzles down but can't seem to find anything else she'll take interest in. She's almost 3 and electronics are not an option at this time.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Musicial instruments is a thought. I'd love for her to learn to play something. :)

posted over 8 years ago

I Can't Get My Child Diagnosed

I Can't Get My Child Diagnosed

How do I get a diagnoses for my daughter?

My 3.5 (41 month old) daughter was born at 26 weeks, and has been in either PT or Speech therapy her entire life. She has also occasionally used OT as well. I have taken her to UVA and they have not diagnosed her yet.

She behaves differently for every visit, and twice I've been told that they are going to monitor for attention. She is a very busy child.

She is very social and extremely bright, and will say "Hi. How are you today?" and many other… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

You might want to google echolalia for her conversations using lines from movies etc. If she plays next to another peer, that would be parellel play which is a characteristic of autism. My son has… read more

posted almost 9 years ago

In Need Of Psychiatric Extended-stay Inpatient Services For Asperger's Syndrome Young Adult With Eating Disorder And OCD

In Need Of Psychiatric Extended-stay Inpatient Services For Asperger's Syndrome Young Adult With Eating Disorder And OCD

Does anyone know of any hospital based facility in the US or elsewhere, that has an inpatient residential program (6+ weeks or longer) that will treat young adults/ adults with High Functioning Aspergers for mental health psychiatric issues? I cannot find ANY hospital in the US that will treat my 23yr.old daughter who is suffering with an eating disorder and obsessive-compulsive spectrum issues ~because~ she has Asperger's. No facility will accept her specifically because she is on the spectrum… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Again, look for a ICF for adults with IDD. Search for your states DIDDS (Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities). I work at an ICF for such individuals in Trenton, TN and I would… read more

posted about 5 years ago

Who's The Best To Diagnose Autism (pediatric Neurologist, Psychologist, Pediatrician, Behavioral Specialist, Etc)? Who Diagnosed Your Child?

Who's The Best To Diagnose Autism (pediatric Neurologist, Psychologist, Pediatrician, Behavioral Specialist, Etc)? Who Diagnosed Your Child?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

A developmental pediatrician and a Dr. of Psychology (PhD). Both at 3 years. But the person I will be forever grateful to is the Birth to Three case manager who gently suggested that i set up an appt… read more

posted over 3 years ago

19 Year Old Being Obstinate

19 Year Old Being Obstinate

19 year old thought he was going to college but his dad had not followed through and he finds himself back in high school trying to get his GED, since his "special diploma" was for cleaning hospital cafeteria tables. He is somewhat angry (go figure) and living with me (mom) now. Keep getting emails from school that he gets angry and pushes other students or curses at the teachers and other students because they did something to anger him.

He is very out of touch with his emotions and when I… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

most GP don't know much about autism. Most towns have mental health clinics that provide service either free or based on a sliding scale. Have you checked with his school? My son was actually… read more

posted about 9 years ago