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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?

A MyAutismTeam Member

My husband and I are in the same boat. Our son is 22 years old and we have dealt with stealing (mainly electronics or food). He has every service under the son. The stealing started in middle school… 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

Stealing
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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?

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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

Fecal Smearing
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My youngest age 12 uses bathroom in shower. Yes, we adopted from foster care in 2017 after 2 years. We didn't say anything about it at the time bc we was already dealing with anger issues, now dealing with both so greatly he had to reside at group home. We found smears under dresser, pee in plants ( I potted mom and son with ) Pee on carpet when mad. wiped poop on his dad's speaker, bluetooth and stuck back in drawer ( unsure if purpose that one) , so close to him leaving and maybe mad.Any… read more

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My son did some fecal smearing when he was younger. Rightly or wrongly I treated it as a gastric issue - I figured that sometimes he could feel that he needed to eliminate but perhaps he was finding… read more

My Child Was Diagnosed With Autism When He Was Three
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My child was diagnosed with autism when he was three. He is now 7 years old. I have major concerns for him. He steals food. He hides it when he's eating it. I wouldn't care so much cause just food. But now he's stealing other people's food. Going into other people's bag and taking stuff. I'll put ny work bag up high and he still manages to get it. He knows what he is doing. We ask why and he brings his hand out to be popped. He knows it's wrong but won't stop. I've caught him stealing money out… read more

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Are there any concerns with his pediatrician for maybe an ADHD diagnosis as well? This sounds like impulsiveness to me. My son has both ADHD and Autism, and before adhd treatment, he used to do a lot… read more

Are Any Parents Dealing With ASD Adolescents That Also Identify As The Opposite Gender?
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My Boy Is Stealing Food And Money From His Brothers Is There A Way To Get Him To Stop He Has Asperger's And Just Turned 13
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I divided all our stuff into different colors for different kids so they would know and easily understand that whatever is your color is yours to have. The boundary between colors helped them feel… read more

How Many People Understand Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety Etc?
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Please do not ignore physical health when dealing with mental health problems is message I would like noted by others and professionals - not to abuse or neglect someone with mental health issues - case appearing which refers to this but I have not included

A MyAutismTeam Member

I don't think many people do. The difference between us is sometimes great my dd is variable.

Non Verbal Autism.
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My son is 6 and says a few words only. Is non verbal autism considered saying no words? Thanks all for taking the time to read this.

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I found this posted somewhere online:

Nonverbal autism is a form of autism that is characterized by a lack of or limited use of verbal communication. This can include difficulty using words to… read more

Non Verbal Autism
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For those of you who have kids that are not non verbal how old where they when they started speaking in sentences? Thanks in advance for your response.

A MyAutismTeam Member

My daughter was 2 years old before she started forming words, about three when she finally started forming sentences. We learned some sign language and that helped a lot.