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Risperidone

Risperidone

My son has been taking risperidone for aggressive behaviors since March . It has helped him but he has gained a lot of weight . I wanted to change his medication for something else that doesn’t have that side effect . Can anyone give any recommendations?

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I don't mind at all. My son does a movement with his hand that may be related I just thought about it he does it only at home very minimal.

edited, originally posted 2 days ago
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Has anyone done a Due Process on their own without a lawyer or Mediation?

Has anyone done a Due Process on their own without a lawyer or Mediation?

We are looking into doing a Due Process after paying a lawyer for nearly two years $6,000 only to have her just release us withoiut doing any work not even contact a district that denied our daughter in 12th grade FAPE. We have evidence of at least 10 IDEA violations and about the same amount in state education laws. Too late for a citizen complaint and the district has ignored us for these past two years. Doing some research and looking… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member, thank you for the support.. Read my recent post its sad. Also my former advocate from the local Arc here email me that someone… read more

posted 3 days ago
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Taking off nappy/diaper

Taking off nappy/diaper

I have a 6 year old sister with severe autism.
She is still in nappies/diapers.
We are having real problems with her taking off her nappy/diaper sometimes more often than not causing poo to go everywhere.
Can anyone recommend any clothes that we might be able to buy to drop her getting to her nappy/diaper. We have tried various things just seeing what else could be put there.
The nappy could be dry and she still takes it off so it isn’t the fact the nappy/diaper is full.
Just… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Than you!!

posted 3 days ago
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Help Me to Help My Son Resources: Medical, Education, Peditrician,: ABA therapist, Transportation & Prayer

Help Me to Help My Son Resources: Medical, Education, Peditrician,: ABA therapist, Transportation & Prayer

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

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Contact the Department of Developmental Disorders and ask about support groups, rss, anything. Ask your pediatrician for a referral to a behavioral… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Potty training

Potty training

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

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I'm about to start potty training my 4 year old daughter with the help of her school. I tried in the past but she just wasn't with it. It's all in their… read more

posted 5 days ago
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Haircuts....

Haircuts....

My son doesn't sit still. He also doesn't like loud noises such as a lawn mower, blender, vacuum, or even the bathroom fan. There is no way he'd sit still for a haircut let alone listen to a buzzer next to his ear or even let someone cut his hair. The only way I can even brush his hair is if we count each brush stroke because he loves to count. He is in dire need of a haircut because his hair is so long and messy he looks like he's homeless .... Does anyone have any ideas? Or maybe some… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We went through this with our aspie when he was younger. We found that him using earplugs helped a lot. We just brought our own packs of disposable ear… read more

edited, originally posted 5 days ago
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Why, when the same story of our autistic children's suffering is told, is there no progress in the treatment or prevention of autism ?

Why, when the same story of our autistic children's suffering is told, is there no progress in the treatment or prevention of autism ?

Does anyone agree with this. We can't make progress until we identify their problems. To help we need a National Database for Autism designed to split the spectrum into subsets and for each of these to be researched as a separate condition.
In the UK we need a Minister of State for Autism independent from the Health Ministry who have failed so miserably.

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Please review your chemistry before making such statements. https://www.healthline.com/health/sodium-chlorite

posted 6 days ago
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Hi. What is your input on using one aba therapist for a month and then switching?

Hi. What is your input on using one aba therapist for a month and then switching?

My son is three with ASD. We just got a diagnosis and now all support (o.t. s.t. and Aba) is falling in place. I'm considering using a facility with ABA therapy for one month then changing providers once school starts in sept. I want to do this to be one month ahead but i have no experience with any therapies to know if this effort is productive. The reason to change is that this provider can start now but cant fit in the early start… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks! We will see how it goes with mine. Looks like a month isnt even enough to get medical, intake and clinic to accept, I got a take a deep and do… read more

posted 8 days ago
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I would like to know if any of you have tried Cytoflora and if you have, what kind of results did you see in your child?

I would like to know if any of you have tried Cytoflora and if you have, what kind of results did you see in your child?

I've been reading mostly great things about this probiotic and some parents have seen impressive gains in their child's speech and socialization. Here's the link to the product website, http://www.bioray.com/cytoflora/ If you type in "cytoflora and autism" in a search engine, you'll see tons of articles and blogs on the subject.

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

sounds good to me!

posted over 6 years ago
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montessori

montessori

Has a Montesori school been a good fit for your child with high functioning autism? Any feedback would be helpful. My daughter will be entering middle school and has dealt with bullying and social awkwardness.

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