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Moving To Dallas (TX) Area And Wanted To Find Out If There Are Good Public Schools For Kids On The Spectrum

Moving To Dallas (TX) Area And Wanted To Find Out If There Are Good Public Schools For Kids On The Spectrum

My kid was in an inclusive program (general ed) and got pulled out for services. Looking for something similar. Would love to get input from the parents. Thanks in advance!

A MyAutismTeam Member

My son has the same problem and I'm seeking help

Hyperventilating

Hyperventilating

My son hyperventilates. Anybody had any similar experience?

A MyAutismTeam Member

Yes, there wasn't much I could do but breath into his face to keep him from holding his breath. It would change his respiration enough to pull him out of his tantrum. I also used a bike helmet on him… read more

Holding Salvia In Mouth

Holding Salvia In Mouth

My son has this new habit of holding salvia in his mouth for periods of time! I was wondering have anyone else experienced this situation? And if so what did you do to resolve the situation?

A MyAutismTeam Member

Hi, my son holds his saliva because he has contamination fears. He thinks if he swallows his saliva something bad will happen to him. He has been on OCD/Anxiety meds for over 7 months with no… read more

How To Deal With Tantrums When Your Child Is At Their Worst Behavior In Public Or At Home?

How To Deal With Tantrums When Your Child Is At Their Worst Behavior In Public Or At Home?

My daughter recently likes to walk in stores and not go in her stroller and sometimes refuses to sit in a cart. The other day I was out and let her out of her stroller to play with toys at the store and when I told her it was time to leave she had the biggest tantrum I have ever seen. She was crying falling to the floor kicking screaming turning bright red and started scratching her self. I didn't know how to calm her and at that point there was know way as she was not listening. I had to pick… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member

I completely understand your frustration with this and I'm so sorry! I agree with the visual schedule even if your child does have verbal communication skills many people on the autism spectrum are… read more

Does OT And Speech Help Kids Behavioral Issues With High Functioning Autism OR They Need Different Therapies For That

Does OT And Speech Help Kids Behavioral Issues With High Functioning Autism OR They Need Different Therapies For That

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Thanks all of you to respond to my question. I hope i can get better insigth when I will go through his OT evaluation.I am very hopeful that i can figure out my little man better then i do now. Any… read more

Does Anyone Else Have Issues With An 11 Yr Old Asd Non Verbal Holding Saliva In Mouth?

Does Anyone Else Have Issues With An 11 Yr Old Asd Non Verbal Holding Saliva In Mouth?

My cute son will hold his spit in his mouth until he throws up or is told to spit somewhere. He will hold it on the school bus, in the car up to 80 miles without swallowing. This is all new behavior for us. Any tips or advice is appreciated.

A MyAutismTeam Member

the chewy necklace didn't worked with my 6 year old son. At first I thought he was having anxiety when we brought home his baby sister, but its been 6 months, and still holding his saliva in his… read more

Holding Saliva In Mouth For Extensive Periods Of Time

Holding Saliva In Mouth For Extensive Periods Of Time

Hi. I'm an AU teacher with a student who has a new habit (past 2 weeks) of holding his saliva in his mouth. He hovers over the garbage when we bring him to the garbage. I have tried to use reward items and activities he typically loves but he does not budge when it comes to this. I have read that this can affect children's teeth and after the child coughed last week, it went all over everything and everyone. I have contacted home but his guardian is lost and desperate to change the behavior.

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A MyAutismTeam Member

Apparently, there is nothing new under the sun as this issue has been tackled before.

http://www.myautismteam.com/questions/50b575746...

Cat As A Pet?

Cat As A Pet?

Does anyone here have a cat as a pet? How does your child handle the cat? In my experience cats can quickly turn/strike back when provoked. I dont know how gentle my son would be w a cat, and how the cat would tolerate him if he wanted to pet snuggle and fuss over it, and it wanted to be alone. Just imagining scenarios.
And then the poop de resitance: How do you manage the litter box? And does your child stay away from it or is it literally a 💩 show?

A MyAutismTeam Member

Oh Yay!! So happy you were able to find one where you live. You won't be disappointed . They are such a wonderful breed