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Has Anyone Had Issues With Stealing By Your ASD Child? What Did You Do To Stop This Behavior?

Has Anyone Had Issues With Stealing By Your ASD Child? What Did You Do To Stop This Behavior?

We have a 10 year old son with ASD. He steals whatever he wants with no remorse. He has been doing this for years. He steals food, candy, money, toys from stores. I have to do a pocket check if I take him shopping with me. If you ask him if stealing is wrong, he says yes. Yet the behavior goes on. What should we do?

A MyAutismTeam Member

I have the same problem my 34 Yr old son has high functio Autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia, and ADD plus general learning difficulties.

How Old Were Your Children When They Started To Speak

How Old Were Your Children When They Started To Speak

A MyAutismTeam Member

Also, I think it's first important to define what is meant by "speaking" or "talking" or some other similar terms. When someone refers to speaking or talking, I usually think that not only are words… read more

World Of Endless Possibilities

World Of Endless Possibilities

If you could spend one day as your child what would you think you would do? How would you try to communicate so that others around you could truly understand? What would you say? How would you feel?

A MyAutismTeam Member

I don't know, my son is so unique to me and his family...I don't think I want to change anything or to try and be him...I understand him...I understand what drives him and I know he tries hard to… read more

Compulsion To Smell Feet?

Compulsion To Smell Feet?

I need some advice to help deal with my sons compulsion to smell others feet... It is a true compulsion in that you can his whole body trying to not do it, but he asks everyone to take off their shoes and socks and then smells... It completely pre-occupies his thoughts whenever is over... And of course people including myself think it is weird and uncomfortable. He smells any barefoot he sees including in pictures... Nothing happens after, just generally moves on but might go back again later if… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member

My daughter loves essential oils! So, it's a rather good smelling obsession.

Stealing

Stealing

How do you stop your Autistic child from stealing money and possibly bigger items? Does anyone have a solution or some way to handle this?

A MyAutismTeam Member

My daughter is 16 and constantly steals money, my phone chargers, presents people give me (candles, chocolates) and anything Put down on a shelf or in a bag that she wants. I was having an afternoon… read more

How Do Teach Nonverbal Child To Read?

How Do Teach Nonverbal Child To Read?

How do teach a nonverbal child to read when the conventional way is to get the child to sound the words out?

A MyAutismTeam Member

My son was non verbal. I read everything out loud to him. We would be driving and I would read the street signs. The signs close to our house became familiar to him and one of his first words was… read more

How Can I Help With Confidence With Speaking In A Class?

How Can I Help With Confidence With Speaking In A Class?

My daughter is 5-years-old and is not getting any help from her therapists or her school. I am trying to get my husband to go with a second opinion as we have been with these therapists for a year with no diagnosis and only play therapy. The play therapy did help a lot with social skills but with the help of a friend who knows about autism I myself have taught her skills. Skills that have helped in many ways. I now need to find a way to teach her the confidence to show what she learns in the… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member

You need an advocate. I would call your local ASA to see if you can get one. The school is playing games with your daughters education because they do not want to spend the money.

If there are more… read more

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 that he loved when he needed to hold my hand in the street. Seems like it occurs any time he… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member

@A MyAutismTeam Member We have just started the calmly talking approach so hopefully it will somewhat help. But the laughing idea is actually not bad! I think I'm going to try to do that a little… read more

Coping With A Spouse In The Spectrum?

Coping With A Spouse In The Spectrum?

So my husband Michael has undiagnosed Aspergers Syndrome, as well as my (diagnosed) child. His rigidities are really annoying me lately and I have been lashing out at him, even though I know he has issues. I wish I was more accepting and knew how to accommodate his needs. I really at this point just need to understand how to fix our marriage. He needs to understand how his behavior looks to others and I need to understand how he sees the world. He also has a hard time understanding my ADHD so… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member

@A MyAutismTeam Member Yes, I am currently talking to a psychologist who specializes in autism and marriage, and I am speaking to lots of autistic people themselves and their partners so I can… read more