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My Son Is 13 And Struggles To Control His Impulses, He’s Stolen From Shops And Steals Food Regularly From Our Cupboards And Is Unremorseful
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I wish I could find the answer. My son went out for a walk and forgot to take a drink and pinched water from the shop the weekend. He told his sister about who told me. I sat him down and asked him… read more

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

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I’m in the same boat. My daughter is 12 and sneaks food regularly. We have to lock things up. So far she’s only tried to steal from the school once, but I’m worried she’ll be stealing from stores soon… read more

Food Theif
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Does anyone have any idea on how to stop an autistic child from stealing food? My daughter steals food (mostly sweets) it's not that I don't feed her or even allow her to have the items that she takes but she continues to take them without asking and hides to eat it. I've tried putting it where she shouldn't be able to get it but she finds a way. I dont by sweets often they are truly a treat but if I cant find away to stop the sneaking then we will become a treat free zone.

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I have to put combo locks on the cabinets and lock up certain rooms like storage. It’s definitely an impulse issue. My daughter wants to stop but keeps relapsing. The worst part is that she lies about… read more

Is It Common For Someone On The Spectrum To Steal?
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I've read that stealing is not something that goes along with autism. However, I've researched this a little bit and have found that many people ask questions about it. My grandson doesn't "steal" in the truest sense of the word, but he does take things that aren't his, like pencils, scissors, and other random items. When asked, he as no real answer about why he does it.

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My kids do not understand boundaries and most social norms. They have an impulse to grab something and it is extremely difficult to stop them. We focus on what “to do” rather “not doing” - ask for the… read more

Sneaking Food
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We have noticed within the past couple of months our (9 year old) Aspie son is sneaking food. He has a healthy appetite and always finishes his meals. We noticed he was sneaking candy and other sweets. He is not allowed in the kitchen without permission for this reason. Last week he grabbed a handful of little smokies at a Halloween party and snuck to a corner to eat them. I found a partially eaten granola bar under his pillow last week. I constantly find various wrappers in his laundry. Today… read more

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We are having the same issue with our son who is almost 5. The behavior has been going on for over a year. We are in the process of purging sweets, which is making him be ever more diligent to find… read more

Why Does My Nephew Keeps Smelling My Mom's Feet?
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Maybe your mom has something going on that your son can detect.

Does Tongue Tie Cause Speaking Difcults
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Hallo
I just know that my 7 y old autism have tongue tie and i thought it my be his problem of not speaking well coz my son can speak but somtimes he cant say the word he wants to say like somting stoped him does any of you have exprience about it❤️

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It definitely looks like that could be the case. As others suggested, a doctor would know immediately and it can be remedied.

Does Anyone Have Tips Or Games To Help Build Language For A 2 And A Half Year Old With ASD Who Is Non Verbal?
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I agree
I was told my youngest would be non verbal. I bought the book called Baby Signs (or something like that) and photocopied all the pages. I tapped them to a large wall in our kitchen. We used… read more

My Son Who Is Just About 2 And Half Yrs Old Is Babbling But No Words Have Formed. Anyone Has Expr If These Babbles Would Convert To Words?
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That is great! I hope my son also speaks soon

My Son,7, Keeps Pulling Hair And Grabbing People's Head To Put Near His Head. Idk What To Do. We've Tried The Nice Hands Thing And Nothing.
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My 8 yr old son looooooves hair. Touching it or smelling it. One of his therapists gave him a curtain tassel to touch. He really likes it because it's soft like hair. Maybe give it a try? Or a super… read more