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Help Ex Wont Give My Son His Meds.

Help Ex Wont Give My Son His Meds.

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

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

thanks for the idea we have used that one and still have the same problem and then when he gets mad at me he called the cops because I didn't give him… read more

posted over 6 years ago

Extreme Fear Of Dogs

Extreme Fear Of Dogs

Has anyone's child experienced a fear of dogs? We just got a Golden Retirever puppy and my son is terrified. How do I help him work through this? I hear dogs are great therapy.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I have a four year old golden. They are excellent dogs for people with disabilities. I found that it isn't that my son is afraid of her, he doesnt like… read more

posted over 6 years ago

Fear Of Insects

Fear Of Insects

Hi moms and dads!
I have a 4.2 year old son whome I strongly believe has Aspergers, but not officially diagnosed yet. He recently developed an intense fear of bugs...all kinds..following a nightmare of bees. He refusesto go outdoors unless to go somewhere by car and even then he keeps covering his ears and looking around paranoid. And if the smallest insect comes near him he screams and clings to me in a real state of panic. What should I do? I've cached some flies in a jar and he LOVES them, but… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Have you tried cartoon-like educational videos? Maybe something with music (like a Laurie Berkner DVD or other kids' celebrity)? Another idea would be… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Ear, Nose, And Throat Doctor In Bay Area, California For Chronic Ear Infections.

Ear, Nose, And Throat Doctor In Bay Area, California For Chronic Ear Infections.

My 20 year old son has been suffering from chronic ea infections for the past year and a half. These ear infections seem to be stemming from allergies or other allergy related events. Our doctor is recommending we put tubes in his ears to help drain the fluid that is causing the ear infections. Is this a good idea? Also, does anyone know of a good of a doctor in the Bay Area that will work well with my autistic son?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My daughter had these issues but is. 7. She ended up having her tonsils and adenoids removed, as well as the tubes put in her ears, and has been fine… read more

posted almost 7 years ago

Looking For A Summer Camp Near Cary NC ?

Looking For A Summer Camp Near Cary NC ?

I am looking for a summer camp for my 6 year old boy . We are not getting Extended school program this year form his school.
Does anyone knows about any summer camp near Cary NC / Raleigh NC ?
He is high functioning and verbal.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member . Yes that have a wait list and teacher student ratio is 1:12 , which will not work for me . Thanks for your input . I really… read more

posted over 4 years ago

How Can I Help Potty Train My 3 Year Old .He Hate Wearing Pull Ups .uses The Floor. Help!!

How Can I Help Potty Train My 3 Year Old .He Hate Wearing Pull Ups .uses The Floor. Help!!

My 3 year old grandson has autism and sensory disorder. He is scared of the potty ,refuses to even sit on it. He poops in the floor and hates to wear clothes ,Does anyone have any suggestions ?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

If he is eligible for Head Start, there's help. They are geared towards children with disabilities and even if the family exceeds the income guidelines… read more

posted over 7 years ago

Service Dogs Advice

Service Dogs Advice

I am looking for advice regarding service and companion dogs. If anyone has experience in this area I would be very gratefu to hear from you.
What is the difference between service dogs and companion dogs?
Where are their places to get a dog who are reliable, have well trained dogs etc?
I have heard there are very long waiting list. Does anyone have experience in getting a dog from overseas?
Does anyone have a dog that would be for sale?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hi! I had the same question this time last year. Service dogs are trained to perform tasks (IE: get your medicine, assist blind people with navigation,… read more

posted over 6 years ago

Singing Lessons For Autistic Girl In Roswell Ga?

Singing Lessons For Autistic Girl In Roswell Ga?

Does anyone know of a place for singing lessons for my 4 1/2 year old grand daughter with low grade Autism near Roswell Ga? Thought that this would help her speak better. She loves music.

My 18 Year Old Son Just Graduated High School. He Has No Friends And Is Desperate For A Mentor/friend.

My 18 Year Old Son Just Graduated High School. He Has No Friends And Is Desperate For A Mentor/friend.

Best Buddies does not have a chapter anywhere near us. Does anyone know of a volunteer organization I can turn to to try and get him matched up with someone? Or any other ideas? Thanks in advance.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks so much-I will look into that!

posted about 3 years ago