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Do you have AAC protected on your home insurance?

Do you have AAC protected on your home insurance?

We heard that some families add their AAC device to their home insurance (owners or renters), as added protection for things the warranty doesn’t include (eg loss, theft, damage). Does anyone here have guidance on getting a device added to their policy?... and if it was simple/straightforward (or not)? Thank you in advance!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I would call. I know we paid an additional coverage on our computers. It’s definitely worth the try.

posted 14 days ago

Christmas toys

Christmas toys

Any toy suggestions for soon to be 9yr old girls

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member: I think I NEED some Mad Mattr, stat :)

posted 16 days ago

What can I do to make cutting my son's nails not a hassle?

What can I do to make cutting my son's nails not a hassle?

My son is 3 years old and is nonverbal. When I have had to cut his nails I always have to have help with what feels like restraining him and I don't like that at all. I have tried to do while he was asleep but he woke up as soon as I clipped the first one and began to get upset.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Yeah I still have to cut when asleep sometimes, I waited too long at first then found out if you wait until 15 min after you know they are asleep for… read more

posted 6 days ago

Does anyone know about Dental at Illinois Masonic for Children and Adults with Disabilities

Does anyone know about Dental at Illinois Masonic for Children and Adults with Disabilities

This place was suggested to us after my twin granddaughters aged out of their pediatric dental office this year. The girls had this very caring doctor for years and now we have to start over so I was wondering if any of you have ever gone to Illinois Masonic and what dentist would you suggest?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

No but some Department of health bldgs offer dental treatments for our kids & adults.

posted 12 days ago

Any play dates in/around Jacksonville FL?

Any play dates in/around Jacksonville FL?

My 10 year old son desperately wants friends. We don't have too many kids in our neighborhood. It would be nice to find some sort of play date with group outings to periodically meet up with so he can have play time with kids his age. He does belong to Scouts but they really don't do that many outings, surprisingly.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Special Olympics, your local recreation may offer activities. Autism Society May provide a support group he may attend.

posted 23 days ago

Any recommendations for a school in Los Angeles county for my 15 years old son

Any recommendations for a school in Los Angeles county for my 15 years old son

We are moving from NY to LA in December and looking for a school for our 15 year old son who is limited verbally but gentle, smart and calm, attending special needs school since the age of 4.
does anyone have any recommendations in any LA county?
Thank you in advance for your help!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

A high school named Whittier High School was amazing. My son went there, he had many great experiences, he loved his teachers, the school was good to… read more

posted 24 days ago

Glasses for a chewer

Glasses for a chewer

My son failed his vision screening at school this year. He says that he has never been able to see far. The eye doctor says he is nearsighted and prescribed glasses. He is an avid chewer. Does anyone have experience with glasses on a chewer?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

J breaks her glasses i get special glasses called miraflex mayb its an option if he begins to chew them i like to have another plan uncase the first… read more

posted 8 days ago

Conflicting advices

Conflicting advices

Has anyone had any experience where you got conflicting advices from different therapists? My son gets ABA and OT. For fixations such as a toy, his ABA therapist advices that as long as he is asking for it and waiting for it and it's available we should give it to him. While his OT suggested that he should not be given the toy when he got fixated on a toy while he was crying and distressed. I am not sure what's the right one, I would think a child would ask for a toy when he is distressed so… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member your son is so smart! Your doing a great job!

posted 27 days ago
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