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Has anyone done cord blood therapy with their child?

posted about 4 hours ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

No, but I’ve read about it, interested to hear if anyone has tried it, and what kind of results?

posted about 2 hours ago
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Is occupational therapy most effective in a clinical environment?

My son receives OT at home and in clinic, and his OT is recommending we change to a clinic only program for increased effectiveness. I see OT type needs (fine and gross motor skills, self-help) that can be done at home (ie teaching to cut or draw or write can be done anywhere?)...where some of the swinging, jumping, etc. is great at the gym. The thinking being pitched is that more gym time will lead to progress in the fine/gross motor skills. What… read more

posted 6 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

well sed. cudnt have sed it better. thats what u do. u do the best u can do n be true in ur luv for ur child. thats all any of us can do

posted about 4 hours ago
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Need help with upcoming IEP for 1st grader. In W.V. thanks

My son has an IEP meeting on May 20th we're in West Virginia the Northern Panhandle any advice or resources or other alike goals he does have behavior problems in school he gets frustrated and doesn't want to do the work I would like to get him an individual Aid so any advice on how to go about doing that thanks in advance

posted 4 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I'd want to have a clearer picture of the 'behaviour problems' and 'frustration levels' to find out what precipitates each one before deciding on his… read more

posted about 15 hours ago
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What kind of testing should be done?

Diagnosed at 18 months old with PDD NOS he will be eight and September he hasn't had any testing done since then they tried in school but he would not participate I'm just wondering what tests should I be looking for or asking for or anything like that please and thanks in advance we are from West Virginia

posted 4 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

When they're younger it's much harder. I remember the battlezones my daughter put me through. But I stayed firm. If she didn't cooperate she lost… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Throwing Technology- Teenage Son

My son just turned 15. For the past couple of years he has had this obsession of throwing technology.

He use to love to pay with his tablet, computer, Wii, DS, etc. Now he won't even touch a TV remote.

He gets irritated at the smallest glitch, such as slow speed, hitting a wrong button, etc. He feels like if this happens he has no choice but to throw the item.

He's been through therapy and tried hypnosis, but nothing has helped. I want him to be able to use technology for fun and… read more

posted 9 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hello ! Sorry it took so long to get back to you.
Decades ago some parents noticed that their kids had gastrointestinal problems and when they were… read more

edited, originally posted 4 days ago
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IEP next step once refused? Want functional behav evsl.

I am in CA. My son is in kinder (hf asd/adhd). I had an IEP meeting on Thursday & was told IEP is refused since he is near passing grade level & not failing. The issue is he is sitting under a table during most class time if not chosen to be a helper. He has also had a min. Of 5 head injuries since October at school. Tripping, lack of focus/excitement, kicked, head butted (lack of awareness of spatial distance/personal space/lacking social cues.
I've… read more

posted about 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We had a similar situation..Our son's behaviors were due to extreme anxieties, therefore, he was given the IEP based on "emotional disturbance " or "ED"… read more

posted 2 months ago
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We got a new puppy, need help

Idk if anyone can help me with this, or not. Here goes.
We got a black lab puppy 2 weeks ago. My husband and I are dog lovers and Roman has always seemed to do well around dogs.
The puppy is so sweet and great and learning things really well. I've already bonded with the puppy, but Roman seems very uninterested. Any time the puppy comes to him for attention, he cries and starts kicking at her. I'm always there so no one is getting hurt or anything, but I'm worried he won't bond with… read more

posted 12 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Does your child like to take walks? If yes let him know the puppy likes walks to and see if he might want to help walk the dog.

posted 5 days ago
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Looking for suggestions in getting 6 yr old dressed for school.

My son is 6 years old and attends school M-F. Lately every morning it has been a challenge getting our son to get dressed. He has a meltdown and fights with us. He punches, kicks, screams, you name it. If we tell him to stop hitting he has even more of a meltdown. This has become an issue not because by the time he finally calms down and gets dressed we end up being late to school. We have tried having him pick his clothes. We have also tried having… read more

posted about 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We use animals to help him comfort himself which also allows him to communicate with the dog when he doesn't want to communicate with people. He has… read more

posted 16 days ago
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What experiences have you had with apraxia of speech? What does it look like and what is evaluation process like?

My son is 4 and minimally verbal. Any language he has is not very functional and often sounds much like baby babbling. We started using Gemiini video program with him and his vocabulary is slowly increasing. The videos use discrete modeling and repetition of words to teach vocabulary and skills. It seems that by the way he pays attention to the mouth movements and the way he sometimes focuses when… read more

edited, originally posted 8 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks for the response! I actually already started the process of getting additional speech therapy, just waiting for scheduling. When your child was… read more

posted 7 days ago
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How do you manage aggressive and self injurious behavior?

My 2 1/2 year old has moderate-severe autism and is non verbal. A lot of the times he will pinch his arms (sometimes occasionally biting them as well). Recently, he has started head banging a lot and will repeatedly hit his head on the hard wood floor over and over again or other objects. His ABA therapists and OT say to block It with my hand but I feel like that isn’t effective in dealing with it long term and there are times when I’m not close enough to… read more

posted 8 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Weighted blanket helps with my daughter during meltdowns. When she is in the mood for sounds, music helps her too.

posted 7 days ago
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