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My son is four year, finally got the diagnosis, receiving ABA THERAPY but not as much as I want. My ex husband and his mom want to put him medication cause of his constantly stimming and jumping, I thought about taking the kid away cause of the situation, the mother and the ex dont get the autism, and say that he will only get worse. Please help

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

The stimming is caused by something and you may be able to find the medical cause of it and treat it. Certain gut bacteria infections for example can… read more

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Anti social behavior becoming worse

Anti social behavior becoming worse

We have a 12 y.o. Autistic son. He has steadily become more confrontational with his family(11 yo sister, 15yo brother), mom and dad. He acts as if he is 3 years old, making messes all over, we have everything in the house locked because he will take anything he wants. He has no filter for his speech at home or school. He was suspended from school this year twice already. Last time a kid overheard him saying he wanted to harm all the teachers. I don't think he would at all he… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

If you’re interested in the benefits of cbd but concerned, you coukd try hemp oil. It’s a FOOD. My daughter doctor recommended it because her tests… read more

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Help with sleep

Help with sleep

My son is 5yr old with asd. He has always been terrible for sleeping but it is becoming harder as he gets older when I try and sit with him he kicks, pulls hair and hits me. So I have to come out of his room but then he will kick the walls it sounds terrible hr will do this into the early hours which can wakes my little girl as well. I am really struggling with what to do, he is on melatonin which doesn't work at all. Never have and I gave tried numerous things to help calm him it doesn't have… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Does he like to jump or any activity that get him tired, the more he is busy and distracted like jumping, walking and swimming, the easier time he will… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Reminding staff of a previous diagnosis made 5 years ago

Reminding staff of a previous diagnosis made 5 years ago

Has anyone w/ an older teen ever asked for a clarification of a previous learning disability ?

My son Thomas was diagnosed w/ Dysgraphia in 2014 . For the first time since Middle School I haven't needed to bring it up. Since there have been a few problems this yr, I thought I'd bring it up and address it for his senior year. I'm thinking of reminding them of this diagnosis and how it effects my son.

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I would definitely let the IEP team be aware of your concerns on how it is affecting him at school and that way it can be addressed. The IEP is a fluid… read more

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Getting a cavity filled at the dentist 0:

Getting a cavity filled at the dentist 0:

Atticus is almost 5. And he has a cavity. He did great at the cleaning; he was a amazing (sometimes that kid surprises the heck out of me). But the cavity? It will require a shot in the mouth (it takes at least two-sometimes three of us to hold him down at his regular doctor). And what about the drilling? I’m not sure laughing gas and his noise cancelling headphones will be enough. Also, can’t wear his noise cancelling headphones for long because he says they squish his… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

For some kids the rub-on jelly numbs the gum enough that the child doesn't even feel the needle going in.

If your son responds positively to weight or… read more

posted 2 days ago
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Son needs dentist. Anyone know who works with Autistic kids near Berea, KY?

Son needs dentist. Anyone know who works with Autistic kids near Berea, KY?

Took my son to a "specialist dentist" who supposedly worked with disabled children, ect. They told us to go somewhere else after they tried looking at his teeth. My son is level 3, nonfunctioning. He's seven years old, extremely smart, and extremely strong. Has a cavity that I think has been hurting him.

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

You probably need at dentist that offers sedation to fill the cavity

posted 3 days ago
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How do I figure out what causes meltdowns? Is it really possible to avoid them when its something he HAS to do?

How do I figure out what causes meltdowns? Is it really possible to avoid them when its something he HAS to do?

Thank you to everyone who wrote with ideas and support on the day that I was really struggling! It was mentioned that I should try to figure out what happens before a meltdown and how I reinforce it after to encourage it to continue. This is veryhard to do because my little guy's meltdowns can occur when it is time to bathe, time to brush teeth, time to get up and it occurred after a train and boat ride… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Have you tried craniosacral therapy? I only recently became aware of this and hear it can really help. Intried for my daughter and she was calmer… read more

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My daughter is beginning to show signs of aggression and self injury....

My daughter is beginning to show signs of aggression and self injury....

My daughter is about to turn 7 (she was diagnosed when she was 2 with moderate autism) and is becoming more aggressive when she doesn't get her way or is told "no" and she's recently started to cause self injury, I'm not really wanting to have to put her on medication for this but I have been reading about "Risperdal" what are your thoughts on this and has anyone used this to help their child with autism to help with their… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I dont try risperdal for my son,doctors doesnt want any medication for my son.Doctors is no help for us I search for my son to calm him down for his… read more

posted 20 days ago
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Accommodations in school for writing issue

Accommodations in school for writing issue

Hi MAT family. Has anyone asked for accomodations in school for writing? My daughter is in kindergarten and she is doing pretty well with everything except for writing. She is advanced in reading and average in math but waaay behind with writing. She can write all the alphabets and words but she is very slow and also has a hard time with maintaining the size of her words. Sometimes she spells words backwards. Also she fills out the whole page with just a few words. Can’… read more

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A MyAutismTeam Member said:

She is only five. Really young and inexperienced. It's great that she is getting OT and help with it. But don't worry too much about it, she'll catch up… read more

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