hi, i'm so worried with my daughter who has ASD. she cries without any reason at all. if you hear her cry, it melts your heart. is it a sign of trauma? or sensory overload?
one time after finishing a task, i told her happily that im so proud of her then she cries. i dont know why.
Help my ex wont give my son his meds on the weekends or vacation time he has him. so my son goes days without it and comes home more upset and violent with his sisters and me. I have try to talk to his father about making sure that he gets it but got told that he can give it to himself which the doctor says no because of where he is on the spectrum. I have tired talking to DFCS where I live and got told they cant do anything because I have the child most of the time. What else… read more
Some ABA is detrimental to the natural communication of some autistics. For instance forced eye contact and trying to stop soothing stimming is harmful. If the stimming isn’t hurting the child or anyone else is can be very soothing and there is no reason to stop it. People want to stop it because they think it looks odd, which isn’t fair to an autistic person. Eye contact is for other people and it overwhelms a lot of autistics, it does not help them learn. Please be very careful in… read more
My autistic daughter is increasingly violent toward her younger brother and is spitting on things and people still. There are different reasons that she is doing these things. There is no one single reason. Any recommendations and/or advice would be appreciated. Medication suggestions are also welcome. Thanks!
Anybody have ideas about chillin in airports? My 20 year old is going to Alaska- cross country with us to visit her brother! She loves to engage people by poking or stepping on their feet- yikes!
So for the past few weeks my son has been coming home from school and the second he gets in the house all hell breaks loose. Seriously it's like Jekyll and Hyde. I got him off the bus and he was happy and I was asking him about his day. When we got inside the door, his 2 year old sister came up to him and said "hey, we're watching Frosty!" He yelled and pushed her and screamed "No, don't talk to me!!". So I took him to his room and told him to hang… read more
My daughter has a weird way of vocalizing why she prefers to be at home and never to go somewhere new. She particularly does this more if there is a surprizing change to her schedule or routine. I just got a weird take on her vocalizations from a specialist.
To me she trying to express sensory overload.
She also goes into shutdown in public places with too many people.
How do you transition an 11 yo from rolling his whole body on the wall. He doesn't do this all the time just when he goes down the hallway. He loves it and sometimes he doesn't because he knows he's not supposed. Once he starts you can't stop him. He'll go back and forth a few times.
He is high functioning ASD, ADHD, Sensory seeker and behavior issues.