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